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Title: Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z

Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion experiments performed at Sandia's Z facility have demonstrated significant thermonuclear fusion neutron yields (∼10{sup 12} DD neutrons) from multi-keV deuterium plasmas inertially confined by slow (∼10 cm/μs), stable, cylindrical implosions. Effective magnetic confinement of charged fusion reactants and products is signaled by high secondary DT neutron yields above 10{sup 10}. Analysis of extensive power, imaging, and spectroscopic x-ray measurements provides a detailed picture of ∼3 keV temperatures, 0.3 g/cm{sup 3} densities, gradients, and mix in the fuel and liner over the 1–2 ns stagnation duration.
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  1. Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410409
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; DEUTERIUM; ICF DEVICES; IMPLOSIONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; KEV RANGE; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; MAGNETIZATION; NEUTRONS; PLASMA; STAGNATION; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; X RADIATION