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Title: Evolution of Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) Targets

Here, the magnetized liner inertial fusion (MagLIF) experimental campaign conducted at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has evolved significantly since its start in 2014. Scientific requirements and OMEGA EP system technology both have progressed, resulting in necessary and available updates to the target design. These include, but are not limited to: optimizing target dimensions and aspect ratios to maximize survival at desired pressures; coating target components to enhance physics diagnosis; precision-machining diagnostic windows along the axis of the target; improving fiducial placement reproducibility and reducing subsequent assembly time by 50%; and implementing gas-pressure transducers on the targets. In addition, target fabrication techniques have changed and improved, allowing for simpler target reproducibility and decreased assembly time. To date, eleven variations of targets have been fabricated, with successful target fielding ranging from 1 to 20atm internal pressure and a maximum survivability of 33atm.
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  1. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  2. Luxel Corp., Friday Harbor, WA (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
American Nuclear Society
Research Org:
General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
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Contributing Orgs:
Luxel Corporation Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion; OMEGA; inertial confinement fusion
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