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Title: Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z

The Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion experiments performed at Sandia's Z facility have demonstrated significant thermonuclear fusion neutron yields (~10 12 DD neutrons) from multi-keV deuterium plasmasinertially confined by slow (~10 cm/μs), stable, cylindrical implosions. Moreover, effective magnetic confinement of charged fusion reactants and products is signaled by high secondary DT neutron yields above 10 10. Further analysis of extensive power, imaging, and spectroscopicx-ray measurements provides a detailed picture of ~3 keV temperatures, 0.3 g/cm 3 densities, gradients, and mix in the fuel and liner over the 1–2 ns stagnation duration.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2014-20709J
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X; 553940
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 05; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; neutrons; X-ray imaging; plasma temperature; X-ray plasma diagnostics; spatial analysis
OSTI Identifier:
1185031
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1228231

Hansen, Stephanie B., Gomez, Matthew R., Sefkow, Adam B., Slutz, Stephen A., Sinars, Daniel Brian, Hahn, Kelly, Harding, Eric, Knapp, Patrick, Schmit, Paul, Awe, Thomas James, McBride, Ryan D., Jennings, Christopher, Geissel, Matthias, Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Peterson, K. J., Rovang, Dean C., Chandler, Gordon A., Cooper, Gary Wayne, Cuneo, Michael Edward, Herrmann, Mark C., Mark Harry Hess, Johns, Owen, Lamppa, Derek C., Martin, Matthew, Porter, J. L., Robertson, G. K., Rochau, G. A., Ruiz, C. L., Savage, M. E., Smith, I. C., Stygar, W. A., Vesey, R. A., Blue, B. E., Ryutov, D., Schroen, Diana, and Tomlinson, K.. Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4921217.
Hansen, Stephanie B., Gomez, Matthew R., Sefkow, Adam B., Slutz, Stephen A., Sinars, Daniel Brian, Hahn, Kelly, Harding, Eric, Knapp, Patrick, Schmit, Paul, Awe, Thomas James, McBride, Ryan D., Jennings, Christopher, Geissel, Matthias, Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Peterson, K. J., Rovang, Dean C., Chandler, Gordon A., Cooper, Gary Wayne, Cuneo, Michael Edward, Herrmann, Mark C., Mark Harry Hess, Johns, Owen, Lamppa, Derek C., Martin, Matthew, Porter, J. L., Robertson, G. K., Rochau, G. A., Ruiz, C. L., Savage, M. E., Smith, I. C., Stygar, W. A., Vesey, R. A., Blue, B. E., Ryutov, D., Schroen, Diana, & Tomlinson, K.. Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921217.
Hansen, Stephanie B., Gomez, Matthew R., Sefkow, Adam B., Slutz, Stephen A., Sinars, Daniel Brian, Hahn, Kelly, Harding, Eric, Knapp, Patrick, Schmit, Paul, Awe, Thomas James, McBride, Ryan D., Jennings, Christopher, Geissel, Matthias, Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Peterson, K. J., Rovang, Dean C., Chandler, Gordon A., Cooper, Gary Wayne, Cuneo, Michael Edward, Herrmann, Mark C., Mark Harry Hess, Johns, Owen, Lamppa, Derek C., Martin, Matthew, Porter, J. L., Robertson, G. K., Rochau, G. A., Ruiz, C. L., Savage, M. E., Smith, I. C., Stygar, W. A., Vesey, R. A., Blue, B. E., Ryutov, D., Schroen, Diana, and Tomlinson, K.. 2015. "Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921217. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1185031.
@article{osti_1185031,
title = {Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z},
author = {Hansen, Stephanie B. and Gomez, Matthew R. and Sefkow, Adam B. and Slutz, Stephen A. and Sinars, Daniel Brian and Hahn, Kelly and Harding, Eric and Knapp, Patrick and Schmit, Paul and Awe, Thomas James and McBride, Ryan D. and Jennings, Christopher and Geissel, Matthias and Harvey-Thompson, Adam James and Peterson, K. J. and Rovang, Dean C. and Chandler, Gordon A. and Cooper, Gary Wayne and Cuneo, Michael Edward and Herrmann, Mark C. and Mark Harry Hess and Johns, Owen and Lamppa, Derek C. and Martin, Matthew and Porter, J. L. and Robertson, G. K. and Rochau, G. A. and Ruiz, C. L. and Savage, M. E. and Smith, I. C. and Stygar, W. A. and Vesey, R. A. and Blue, B. E. and Ryutov, D. and Schroen, Diana and Tomlinson, K.},
abstractNote = {The Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion experiments performed at Sandia's Z facility have demonstrated significant thermonuclear fusion neutron yields (~1012 DD neutrons) from multi-keV deuterium plasmasinertially confined by slow (~10 cm/μs), stable, cylindrical implosions. Moreover, effective magnetic confinement of charged fusion reactants and products is signaled by high secondary DT neutron yields above 1010. Further analysis of extensive power, imaging, and spectroscopicx-ray measurements provides a detailed picture of ~3 keV temperatures, 0.3 g/cm3 densities, gradients, and mix in the fuel and liner over the 1–2 ns stagnation duration.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4921217},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 05,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}