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Title: The Ignition Target for the National Ignition Facility

Abstract

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192 beam Nd-glass laser facility presently under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for performing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and experiments studying high energy density (HED) science. When completed in 2009, NIF will be able to produce 1.8 MJ, 500 TW of ultraviolet light for target experiments that will create conditions of extreme temperatures (>10{sup 8} K), pressures (10-GBar) and matter densities (> 100 g/cm{sup 3}). A detailed program called the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) has been developed to enable ignition experiments in 2010, with the goal of producing fusion ignition and burn of a deuterium-tritium (DT) fuel mixture in millimeter-scale target capsules. The first of the target experiments leading up to these ignition shots will begin in 2008. Targets for the National Ignition Campaign are both complex and precise, and are extraordinarily demanding in materials fabrication, machining, assembly, cryogenics and characterization. An overview of the campaign for ignition will be presented, along with technologies for target fabrication, assembly and metrology and advances in growth and x-ray imaging of DT ice layers. The sum of these efforts represents a quantum leap in target precision, characterization, manufacturing rate and flexibility over current state-of-the-art.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909643
Report Number(s):
UCRL-CONF-229008
TRN: US0703948
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at: The Ignition Target for the National Ignition Facility, Bremen, Germany, May 21 - May 24, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ACCURACY; CONSTRUCTION; CRYOGENICS; ENERGY DENSITY; FABRICATION; FLEXIBILITY; IGNITION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LASERS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; MACHINING; MANUFACTURING; MIXTURES; TARGETS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Atherton, L J, Moses, E I, Carlisle, K, and Kilkenny, J. The Ignition Target for the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Atherton, L J, Moses, E I, Carlisle, K, & Kilkenny, J. The Ignition Target for the National Ignition Facility. United States.
Atherton, L J, Moses, E I, Carlisle, K, and Kilkenny, J. 2007. "The Ignition Target for the National Ignition Facility". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909643.
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abstractNote = {The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192 beam Nd-glass laser facility presently under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for performing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and experiments studying high energy density (HED) science. When completed in 2009, NIF will be able to produce 1.8 MJ, 500 TW of ultraviolet light for target experiments that will create conditions of extreme temperatures (>10{sup 8} K), pressures (10-GBar) and matter densities (> 100 g/cm{sup 3}). A detailed program called the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) has been developed to enable ignition experiments in 2010, with the goal of producing fusion ignition and burn of a deuterium-tritium (DT) fuel mixture in millimeter-scale target capsules. The first of the target experiments leading up to these ignition shots will begin in 2008. Targets for the National Ignition Campaign are both complex and precise, and are extraordinarily demanding in materials fabrication, machining, assembly, cryogenics and characterization. An overview of the campaign for ignition will be presented, along with technologies for target fabrication, assembly and metrology and advances in growth and x-ray imaging of DT ice layers. The sum of these efforts represents a quantum leap in target precision, characterization, manufacturing rate and flexibility over current state-of-the-art.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/909643}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {3}
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