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Title: Apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets

Abstract

A new technique for producing uniform layers of solid DT on microballoon surfaces. Local heating of the target, typically by means of a focused laser, within an isothermal freezing cell containing a low pressure cryogenic exchange gas such as helium, vaporizes the DT fuel contained within the microballoon. Removal of the laser heating source causes the DT gas to rapidly condense and freeze in a layer which exhibits a good degree of uniformity.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
863885
Patent Number(s):
4266506
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; producing; cryogenic; inertially; driven; fusion; targets; technique; uniform; layers; solid; dt; microballoon; surfaces; local; heating; target; typically; means; focused; laser; isothermal; freezing; cell; containing; pressure; exchange; gas; helium; vaporizes; fuel; contained; removal; source; causes; rapidly; condense; freeze; layer; exhibits; degree; uniformity; focused laser; fusion targets; cell containing; uniform layer; fusion target; uniform layers; producing uniform; laser heating; dt fuel; driven fusion; heating source; freezing cell; local heating; producing cryogenic; microballoon surfaces; isothermal freezing; cryogenic inertially; solid dt; inertially driven; form layers; cell contain; /118/376/427/

Citation Formats

Miller, John R. Apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Miller, John R. Apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets. United States.
Miller, John R. Thu . "Apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863885.
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title = {Apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets},
author = {Miller, John R.},
abstractNote = {A new technique for producing uniform layers of solid DT on microballoon surfaces. Local heating of the target, typically by means of a focused laser, within an isothermal freezing cell containing a low pressure cryogenic exchange gas such as helium, vaporizes the DT fuel contained within the microballoon. Removal of the laser heating source causes the DT gas to rapidly condense and freeze in a layer which exhibits a good degree of uniformity.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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