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Title: Methods and 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. 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:
864012
Patent Number(s):
4292340
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
methods; 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; 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; /427/376/

Citation Formats

Miller, John R. Methods and apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Miller, John R. Methods and apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets. United States.
Miller, John R. Thu . "Methods and apparatus for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864012.
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title = {Methods and 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. 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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