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Title: Method and apparatus for producing cryogenic targets

Abstract

An improved method and apparatus are given for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets in the fast isothermal freezing (FIF) method. Improved coupling efficiency and greater availability of volume near the target for diagnostic purposes and for fusion driver beam propagation result. Other embodiments include a new electrical switch and a new explosive detonator, all embodiments making use of a purposeful heating by means of optical fibers.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Penfield, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865120
Patent Number(s):
4464413
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21B - FUSION REACTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; producing; cryogenic; targets; improved; inertially; driven; fusion; fast; isothermal; freezing; fif; coupling; efficiency; availability; volume; near; target; diagnostic; purposes; driver; beam; propagation; result; embodiments; electrical; switch; explosive; detonator; purposeful; heating; means; optical; fibers; improved coupling; beam propagation; fusion targets; improved method; optical fibers; optical fiber; electrical switch; fusion target; diagnostic purposes; driven fusion; coupling efficiency; producing cryogenic; explosive detonator; isothermal freezing; cryogenic inertially; inertially driven; cryogenic target; /427/118/219/376/

Citation Formats

Murphy, James T, and Miller, John R. Method and apparatus for producing cryogenic targets. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Murphy, James T, & Miller, John R. Method and apparatus for producing cryogenic targets. United States.
Murphy, James T, and Miller, John R. Sun . "Method and apparatus for producing cryogenic targets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865120.
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abstractNote = {An improved method and apparatus are given for producing cryogenic inertially driven fusion targets in the fast isothermal freezing (FIF) method. Improved coupling efficiency and greater availability of volume near the target for diagnostic purposes and for fusion driver beam propagation result. Other embodiments include a new electrical switch and a new explosive detonator, all embodiments making use of a purposeful heating by means of optical fibers.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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