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Title: One-Megajoule, Wetted-FOam Target-Design Performance for the National Ignition Facility

Abstract

Wetted-foam, direct-drive target designs are a path to high-gain experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Wetted-foam designs take advantage of the increased laser absorption provided by the higher-atomic-number elements in a target ablator composed of plastic foam saturated with deuterium-tritium (DT). The increased laser coupling allows for more fuel to be driven with the same incident laser energy, resulting in increased hydrodynamic stability and target gain.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
902858
Report Number(s):
DE/FC52/92SF19460-745
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X; PHPAEN; 2006-93; 1707; TRN: US0703272
DOE Contract Number:
FC52-92SF19460
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 14; Conference: 48th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Philadelphia, PA, 30 October-3 November 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; HYDRODYNAMICS; LASERS; PERFORMANCE; PHYSICS; PLASMA; PLASTIC FOAMS; STABILITY; TARGETS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Collins, T.J.B., Marozas, J.A., Betti, R., Harding, D.R., McKenty, P.W., Radha, P.B., Skupsky, S., Goncharov, V.N., Knauer, J.P., and McCrory, R.L.. One-Megajoule, Wetted-FOam Target-Design Performance for the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2709859.
Collins, T.J.B., Marozas, J.A., Betti, R., Harding, D.R., McKenty, P.W., Radha, P.B., Skupsky, S., Goncharov, V.N., Knauer, J.P., & McCrory, R.L.. One-Megajoule, Wetted-FOam Target-Design Performance for the National Ignition Facility. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2709859.
Collins, T.J.B., Marozas, J.A., Betti, R., Harding, D.R., McKenty, P.W., Radha, P.B., Skupsky, S., Goncharov, V.N., Knauer, J.P., and McCrory, R.L.. Wed . "One-Megajoule, Wetted-FOam Target-Design Performance for the National Ignition Facility". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2709859.
@article{osti_902858,
title = {One-Megajoule, Wetted-FOam Target-Design Performance for the National Ignition Facility},
author = {Collins, T.J.B. and Marozas, J.A. and Betti, R. and Harding, D.R. and McKenty, P.W. and Radha, P.B. and Skupsky, S. and Goncharov, V.N. and Knauer, J.P. and McCrory, R.L.},
abstractNote = {Wetted-foam, direct-drive target designs are a path to high-gain experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Wetted-foam designs take advantage of the increased laser absorption provided by the higher-atomic-number elements in a target ablator composed of plastic foam saturated with deuterium-tritium (DT). The increased laser coupling allows for more fuel to be driven with the same incident laser energy, resulting in increased hydrodynamic stability and target gain.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2709859},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = ,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 02 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed May 02 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}