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Title: Laser-fusion targets for reactors

Abstract

A laser target comprising a thermonuclear fuel capsule composed of a centrally located quantity of fuel surrounded by at least one or more layers or shells of material for forming an atmosphere around the capsule by a low energy laser prepulse. The fuel may be formed as a solid core or hollow shell, and, under certain applications, a pusher-layer or shell is located intermediate the fuel and the atmosphere forming material. The fuel is ignited by symmetrical implosion via energy produced by a laser, or other energy sources such as an electron beam machine or ion beam machine, whereby thermonuclear burn of the fuel capsule creates energy for applications such as generation of electricity via a laser fusion reactor.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866342
Patent Number(s):
4687618
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-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser-fusion; targets; reactors; laser; target; comprising; thermonuclear; fuel; capsule; composed; centrally; located; quantity; surrounded; layers; shells; material; forming; atmosphere; energy; prepulse; formed; solid; core; hollow; shell; applications; pusher-layer; intermediate; ignited; symmetrical; implosion; via; produced; sources; electron; beam; machine; whereby; burn; creates; generation; electricity; fusion; reactor; centrally located; fusion targets; energy sources; nuclear fuel; electron beam; energy source; fusion reactor; laser fusion; energy produced; energy laser; fusion target; forming material; thermonuclear fuel; hollow shell; laser target; fuel surrounded; target comprising; symmetrical implosion; laser-fusion targets; /376/

Citation Formats

Nuckolls, John H, and Thiessen, Albert R. Laser-fusion targets for reactors. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Nuckolls, John H, & Thiessen, Albert R. Laser-fusion targets for reactors. United States.
Nuckolls, John H, and Thiessen, Albert R. Thu . "Laser-fusion targets for reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866342.
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title = {Laser-fusion targets for reactors},
author = {Nuckolls, John H and Thiessen, Albert R},
abstractNote = {A laser target comprising a thermonuclear fuel capsule composed of a centrally located quantity of fuel surrounded by at least one or more layers or shells of material for forming an atmosphere around the capsule by a low energy laser prepulse. The fuel may be formed as a solid core or hollow shell, and, under certain applications, a pusher-layer or shell is located intermediate the fuel and the atmosphere forming material. The fuel is ignited by symmetrical implosion via energy produced by a laser, or other energy sources such as an electron beam machine or ion beam machine, whereby thermonuclear burn of the fuel capsule creates energy for applications such as generation of electricity via a laser fusion reactor.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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