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Title: Method for selecting hollow microspheres for use in laser fusion targets

Abstract

Hollow microspheres having thin and very uniform wall thickness are useful as containers for the deuterium and tritium gas mixture used as a fuel in laser fusion targets. Hollow microspheres are commercially available; however, in commercial lots only a very small number meet the rigid requirements for use in laser fusion targets. Those meeting these requirements may be separated from the unsuitable ones by subjecting the commercial lot to size and density separations and then by subjecting those hollow microspheres thus separated to an external pressurization at which those which are aspherical or which have nonuniform walls are broken and separating the sound hollow microspheres from the broken ones.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Independence, MO
  3. Kansas City, MO
  4. Blue Springs, MO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862728
Patent Number(s):
3997435
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B03 - SEPARATION OF SOLID MATERIALS USING LIQUIDS OR USING PNEUMATIC TABLES OR JIGS B03B - SEPARATING SOLID MATERIALS USING LIQUIDS OR USING PNEUMATIC TABLES OR JIGS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21B - FUSION REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; selecting; hollow; microspheres; laser; fusion; targets; uniform; wall; thickness; useful; containers; deuterium; tritium; gas; mixture; fuel; commercially; available; commercial; lots; meet; rigid; requirements; meeting; separated; unsuitable; ones; subjecting; lot; size; density; separations; external; pressurization; aspherical; nonuniform; walls; broken; separating; sound; fusion targets; hollow microspheres; wall thickness; gas mixture; commercially available; laser fusion; fusion target; uniform wall; tritium gas; selecting hollow; /209/376/420/

Citation Formats

Farnum, Eugene H, Fries, R Jay, Havenhill, Jerry W, Smith, Maurice Lee, and Stoltz, Daniel L. Method for selecting hollow microspheres for use in laser fusion targets. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Farnum, Eugene H, Fries, R Jay, Havenhill, Jerry W, Smith, Maurice Lee, & Stoltz, Daniel L. Method for selecting hollow microspheres for use in laser fusion targets. United States.
Farnum, Eugene H, Fries, R Jay, Havenhill, Jerry W, Smith, Maurice Lee, and Stoltz, Daniel L. Thu . "Method for selecting hollow microspheres for use in laser fusion targets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862728.
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author = {Farnum, Eugene H and Fries, R Jay and Havenhill, Jerry W and Smith, Maurice Lee and Stoltz, Daniel L},
abstractNote = {Hollow microspheres having thin and very uniform wall thickness are useful as containers for the deuterium and tritium gas mixture used as a fuel in laser fusion targets. Hollow microspheres are commercially available; however, in commercial lots only a very small number meet the rigid requirements for use in laser fusion targets. Those meeting these requirements may be separated from the unsuitable ones by subjecting the commercial lot to size and density separations and then by subjecting those hollow microspheres thus separated to an external pressurization at which those which are aspherical or which have nonuniform walls are broken and separating the sound hollow microspheres from the broken ones.},
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