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Title: Final Report. Grant DOE DE-FG02-04ER54768

The magnetized spherical implosion campaign funded by this grant is summarized in this progress report. The main goal of this grant was to improve the seed eld generator MIFEDS (Magneto- Inertial Fusion Energy Delivery System) on the OMEGA laser to enable experiments at high elds (> 8 T) and to carry out magnetized spherical implosion experiments to study the e ect of magnetic elds on the fusion yield. New experiments were carried out in the last budget period to study the e ect of higher elds and shaped laser pulses. These new experiments improved the magnetized implosion database and allowed us to improve the con dence of our conclusions with respect to the e ect of magnetic elds on implosion performance. The main conclusion is that adding magnetic eld leads to a 30% higher neutron yield, but using seed magnetic eld higher than 8 T does not further increase the neutron yield. A further conclusion is that the yield enhancement due to the magnetic eld is approximately independent of the laser pulse shape.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1234523
Report Number(s):
BettiDOE_GR528738
5852754031
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-04ER54768
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
University of Rochester, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY