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Title: Foam shell cryogenic ICF target

Abstract

A uniform cryogenic layer of DT fuel is maintained in a fusion target having a low density, small pore size, low Z rigid foam shell saturated with liquid DT fuel. Capillary action prevents gravitational slumping of the fuel layer. The saturated shell may be cooled to produce a solid fuel layer.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Pleasanton, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866361
Patent Number(s):
4693938
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
foam; shell; cryogenic; icf; target; uniform; layer; dt; fuel; maintained; fusion; density; pore; size; z; rigid; saturated; liquid; capillary; action; prevents; gravitational; slumping; cooled; produce; solid; solid fuel; pore size; capillary action; fusion target; icf target; dt fuel; foam shell; action prevents; /428/376/427/

Citation Formats

Darling, Dale H. Foam shell cryogenic ICF target. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Darling, Dale H. Foam shell cryogenic ICF target. United States.
Darling, Dale H. Thu . "Foam shell cryogenic ICF target". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866361.
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title = {Foam shell cryogenic ICF target},
author = {Darling, Dale H},
abstractNote = {A uniform cryogenic layer of DT fuel is maintained in a fusion target having a low density, small pore size, low Z rigid foam shell saturated with liquid DT fuel. Capillary action prevents gravitational slumping of the fuel layer. The saturated shell may be cooled to produce a solid fuel layer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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