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Title: Performance of High-Convergence, Layered DT Implosions on Power-Scaling Experiments at National Ignition Facility

Abstract

The radiation-driven, low-adiabat, cryogenic DT layered plastic capsule implosions were carried out on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to study the sensitivity of performance to peak power and drive duration. An implosion with extended drive and at reduced peak power of 350 TW achieved the highest compression with fuel areal density of ~1.3±0.1 g/cm 2, representing a significant step from previously measured ~1.0 g/cm2 toward a goal of 1.5 g/cm 2. Moreover, for future experiments will focus on understanding and mitigating hydrodynamic instabilities and mix, and improving symmetry required to reach the threshold for thermonuclear ignition on NIF.

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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
  3. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  5. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1237538
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-636592
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION

Citation Formats

Smalyuk, V. A., Atherton, L. J., Benedetti, L. R., Bionta, R., Bleuel, D., Bond, E., Bradley, D. K., Caggiano, J., Callahan, D. A., Casey, D. T., Celliers, P. M., Cerjan, C. J., Clark, D., Dewald, E. L., Dixit, S. N., Doeppner, T., Edgell, D. H., Edwards, M. J., Frenje, J., Gatu-Johnson, M., Glebov, V. Y., Glenn, S., Glenzer, S. H., Grim, G., Haan, S. W., Hammel, B. A., Hartouni, E., Hatarik, R., Hatchett, S., Hicks, D., Hsing, W. W., Izumi, N., Jones, O. S., Key, M. H., Khan, S. F., Kilkenny, J. D., Kline, J. L., Knauer, J., Kyrala, G. A., Landen, O. L., Pape, S. L., Lindl, J. D., Ma, T., MacGowan, B. J., Mackinnon, A. J., MacPhee, A. G., McNaney, J., Meezan, N. B., Moody, J. D., Moore, A., Moran, M., Moses, E. I., Pak, A., Parham, T, Park, H. -S., Patel, P. K., Petrasso, R., Ralph, J. E., Regan, S. P., Remington, B. A., Robey, H. F., Ross, J. S., Spears, B. K., Springer, P. T., Suter, L J, Tommasini, R., Town, R. P., Weber, S. V., and Widmann, K. Performance of High-Convergence, Layered DT Implosions on Power-Scaling Experiments at National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.215001.
Smalyuk, V. A., Atherton, L. J., Benedetti, L. R., Bionta, R., Bleuel, D., Bond, E., Bradley, D. K., Caggiano, J., Callahan, D. A., Casey, D. T., Celliers, P. M., Cerjan, C. J., Clark, D., Dewald, E. L., Dixit, S. N., Doeppner, T., Edgell, D. H., Edwards, M. J., Frenje, J., Gatu-Johnson, M., Glebov, V. Y., Glenn, S., Glenzer, S. H., Grim, G., Haan, S. W., Hammel, B. A., Hartouni, E., Hatarik, R., Hatchett, S., Hicks, D., Hsing, W. W., Izumi, N., Jones, O. S., Key, M. H., Khan, S. F., Kilkenny, J. D., Kline, J. L., Knauer, J., Kyrala, G. A., Landen, O. L., Pape, S. L., Lindl, J. D., Ma, T., MacGowan, B. J., Mackinnon, A. J., MacPhee, A. G., McNaney, J., Meezan, N. B., Moody, J. D., Moore, A., Moran, M., Moses, E. I., Pak, A., Parham, T, Park, H. -S., Patel, P. K., Petrasso, R., Ralph, J. E., Regan, S. P., Remington, B. A., Robey, H. F., Ross, J. S., Spears, B. K., Springer, P. T., Suter, L J, Tommasini, R., Town, R. P., Weber, S. V., & Widmann, K. Performance of High-Convergence, Layered DT Implosions on Power-Scaling Experiments at National Ignition Facility. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.215001.
Smalyuk, V. A., Atherton, L. J., Benedetti, L. R., Bionta, R., Bleuel, D., Bond, E., Bradley, D. K., Caggiano, J., Callahan, D. A., Casey, D. T., Celliers, P. M., Cerjan, C. J., Clark, D., Dewald, E. L., Dixit, S. N., Doeppner, T., Edgell, D. H., Edwards, M. J., Frenje, J., Gatu-Johnson, M., Glebov, V. Y., Glenn, S., Glenzer, S. H., Grim, G., Haan, S. W., Hammel, B. A., Hartouni, E., Hatarik, R., Hatchett, S., Hicks, D., Hsing, W. W., Izumi, N., Jones, O. S., Key, M. H., Khan, S. F., Kilkenny, J. D., Kline, J. L., Knauer, J., Kyrala, G. A., Landen, O. L., Pape, S. L., Lindl, J. D., Ma, T., MacGowan, B. J., Mackinnon, A. J., MacPhee, A. G., McNaney, J., Meezan, N. B., Moody, J. D., Moore, A., Moran, M., Moses, E. I., Pak, A., Parham, T, Park, H. -S., Patel, P. K., Petrasso, R., Ralph, J. E., Regan, S. P., Remington, B. A., Robey, H. F., Ross, J. S., Spears, B. K., Springer, P. T., Suter, L J, Tommasini, R., Town, R. P., Weber, S. V., and Widmann, K. Sat . "Performance of High-Convergence, Layered DT Implosions on Power-Scaling Experiments at National Ignition Facility". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.215001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1237538.
@article{osti_1237538,
title = {Performance of High-Convergence, Layered DT Implosions on Power-Scaling Experiments at National Ignition Facility},
author = {Smalyuk, V. A. and Atherton, L. J. and Benedetti, L. R. and Bionta, R. and Bleuel, D. and Bond, E. and Bradley, D. K. and Caggiano, J. and Callahan, D. A. and Casey, D. T. and Celliers, P. M. and Cerjan, C. J. and Clark, D. and Dewald, E. L. and Dixit, S. N. and Doeppner, T. and Edgell, D. H. and Edwards, M. J. and Frenje, J. and Gatu-Johnson, M. and Glebov, V. Y. and Glenn, S. and Glenzer, S. H. and Grim, G. and Haan, S. W. and Hammel, B. A. and Hartouni, E. and Hatarik, R. and Hatchett, S. and Hicks, D. and Hsing, W. W. and Izumi, N. and Jones, O. S. and Key, M. H. and Khan, S. F. and Kilkenny, J. D. and Kline, J. L. and Knauer, J. and Kyrala, G. A. and Landen, O. L. and Pape, S. L. and Lindl, J. D. and Ma, T. and MacGowan, B. J. and Mackinnon, A. J. and MacPhee, A. G. and McNaney, J. and Meezan, N. B. and Moody, J. D. and Moore, A. and Moran, M. and Moses, E. I. and Pak, A. and Parham, T and Park, H. -S. and Patel, P. K. and Petrasso, R. and Ralph, J. E. and Regan, S. P. and Remington, B. A. and Robey, H. F. and Ross, J. S. and Spears, B. K. and Springer, P. T. and Suter, L J and Tommasini, R. and Town, R. P. and Weber, S. V. and Widmann, K.},
abstractNote = {The radiation-driven, low-adiabat, cryogenic DT layered plastic capsule implosions were carried out on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to study the sensitivity of performance to peak power and drive duration. An implosion with extended drive and at reduced peak power of 350 TW achieved the highest compression with fuel areal density of ~1.3±0.1 g/cm 2, representing a significant step from previously measured ~1.0 g/cm2 toward a goal of 1.5 g/cm 2. Moreover, for future experiments will focus on understanding and mitigating hydrodynamic instabilities and mix, and improving symmetry required to reach the threshold for thermonuclear ignition on NIF.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.215001},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 21,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {10}
}

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