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Title: Exploring magnetized liner inertial fusion with a semi-analytic model

In this study, we explore magnetized liner inertial fusion (MagLIF) [S. A. Slutz et al., Phys. Plasmas 17, 056303 (2010)] using a semi-analytic model [R. D. McBride and S. A. Slutz, Phys. Plasmas 22, 052708 (2015)]. Specifically, we present simulation results from this model that: (a) illustrate the parameter space, energetics, and overall system efficiencies of MagLIF; (b) demonstrate the dependence of radiative loss rates on the radial fraction of the fuel that is preheated; (c) explore some of the recent experimental results of the MagLIF program at Sandia National Laboratories [M. R. Gomez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 155003 (2014)]; (d) highlight the experimental challenges presently facing the MagLIF program; and (e) demonstrate how increases to the preheat energy, fuel density, axial magnetic field, and drive current could affect future MagLIF performance.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND2016-0112J; LLNL-JRNL-696299
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X; PHPAEN; 617604
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000; AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; 42 ENGINEERING; neutrons; magnetic fields; fusion fuels; experiment design; thermal conduction
OSTI Identifier:
1240018
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1281689; OSTI ID: 1421114

McBride, Ryan D., Slutz, Stephen A., Vesey, Roger A., Gomez, Matthew R., Sefkow, Adam B., Hansen, Stephanie B., Knapp, Patrick F., Schmit, Paul F., Geissel, Matthias, Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Jennings, Christopher Ashley, Harding, Eric C., Awe, Thomas James, Rovang, Dean C., Hahn, Kelly D., Martin, Matthew R., Cochrane, Kyle R., Peterson, Kyle J., Rochau, Gregory A., Porter, John L., Stygar, William A., Campbell, Edward Michael, Nakhleh, Charles W., Herrmann, Mark C., Cuneo, Michael E., and Sinars, Daniel B.. Exploring magnetized liner inertial fusion with a semi-analytic model. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4939479.
McBride, Ryan D., Slutz, Stephen A., Vesey, Roger A., Gomez, Matthew R., Sefkow, Adam B., Hansen, Stephanie B., Knapp, Patrick F., Schmit, Paul F., Geissel, Matthias, Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Jennings, Christopher Ashley, Harding, Eric C., Awe, Thomas James, Rovang, Dean C., Hahn, Kelly D., Martin, Matthew R., Cochrane, Kyle R., Peterson, Kyle J., Rochau, Gregory A., Porter, John L., Stygar, William A., Campbell, Edward Michael, Nakhleh, Charles W., Herrmann, Mark C., Cuneo, Michael E., & Sinars, Daniel B.. Exploring magnetized liner inertial fusion with a semi-analytic model. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4939479.
McBride, Ryan D., Slutz, Stephen A., Vesey, Roger A., Gomez, Matthew R., Sefkow, Adam B., Hansen, Stephanie B., Knapp, Patrick F., Schmit, Paul F., Geissel, Matthias, Harvey-Thompson, Adam James, Jennings, Christopher Ashley, Harding, Eric C., Awe, Thomas James, Rovang, Dean C., Hahn, Kelly D., Martin, Matthew R., Cochrane, Kyle R., Peterson, Kyle J., Rochau, Gregory A., Porter, John L., Stygar, William A., Campbell, Edward Michael, Nakhleh, Charles W., Herrmann, Mark C., Cuneo, Michael E., and Sinars, Daniel B.. 2016. "Exploring magnetized liner inertial fusion with a semi-analytic model". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4939479. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1240018.
@article{osti_1240018,
title = {Exploring magnetized liner inertial fusion with a semi-analytic model},
author = {McBride, Ryan D. and Slutz, Stephen A. and Vesey, Roger A. and Gomez, Matthew R. and Sefkow, Adam B. and Hansen, Stephanie B. and Knapp, Patrick F. and Schmit, Paul F. and Geissel, Matthias and Harvey-Thompson, Adam James and Jennings, Christopher Ashley and Harding, Eric C. and Awe, Thomas James and Rovang, Dean C. and Hahn, Kelly D. and Martin, Matthew R. and Cochrane, Kyle R. and Peterson, Kyle J. and Rochau, Gregory A. and Porter, John L. and Stygar, William A. and Campbell, Edward Michael and Nakhleh, Charles W. and Herrmann, Mark C. and Cuneo, Michael E. and Sinars, Daniel B.},
abstractNote = {In this study, we explore magnetized liner inertial fusion (MagLIF) [S. A. Slutz et al., Phys. Plasmas 17, 056303 (2010)] using a semi-analytic model [R. D. McBride and S. A. Slutz, Phys. Plasmas 22, 052708 (2015)]. Specifically, we present simulation results from this model that: (a) illustrate the parameter space, energetics, and overall system efficiencies of MagLIF; (b) demonstrate the dependence of radiative loss rates on the radial fraction of the fuel that is preheated; (c) explore some of the recent experimental results of the MagLIF program at Sandia National Laboratories [M. R. Gomez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 155003 (2014)]; (d) highlight the experimental challenges presently facing the MagLIF program; and (e) demonstrate how increases to the preheat energy, fuel density, axial magnetic field, and drive current could affect future MagLIF performance.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4939479},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 1,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}