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Title: Numerical study of core formation of asymmetrically driven cone-guided targets

Compression of a directly driven fast ignition cone-sphere target with a finite number of laser beams is numerically studied using a three-dimensional hydrodynamics code IMPACT-3D. The formation of a dense plasma core is simulated for 12-, 9-, 6-, and 4-beam configurations of the GEKKO XII laser. The complex 3D shapes of the cores are analyzed by elucidating synthetic 2D x-ray radiographic images in two orthogonal directions. Finally, the simulated x-ray images show significant differences in the core shape between the two viewing directions and rotation of the stagnating core axis in the top view for the axisymmetric 9- and 6-beam configurations.
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  1. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States); Osaka Univ. (Japan)
  2. National Inst. of Natural Sciences, Toki (Japan). National Inst. for Fusion Science
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0008827; NA0002075; 1201-121-1430; NIFS13KUGK072; H28-JF-4
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States); National Inst. of Natural Sciences, Toki (Japan)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States); National Inst. for Fusion Science (NIFS) (Japan); US-Japan Fusion Research Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; hydrodynamics; lasers; plasma confinement; x-rays; medical imaging
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1394029