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Title: Simple model of the indirect compression of targets under conditions close to the national ignition facility at an energy of 1.5 MJ

The possibility of the analysis and interpretation of the reported experiments with the megajoule National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser on the compression of capsules in indirect-irradiation targets by means of the one-dimensional RADIAN program in the spherical geometry has been studied. The problem of the energy balance in a target and the determination of the laser energy that should be used in the spherical model of the target has been considered. The results of action of pulses differing in energy and time profile (“low-foot” and “high-foot” regimes) have been analyzed. The parameters of the compression of targets with a high-density carbon ablator have been obtained. The results of the simulations are in satisfactory agreement with the measurements and correspond to the range of the observed parameters. The set of compared results can be expanded, in particular, for a more detailed determination of the parameters of a target near the maximum compression of the capsule. The physical foundation of the possibility of using the one-dimensional description is the necessity of the closeness of the last stage of the compression of the capsule to a one-dimensional process. The one-dimensional simulation of the compression of the capsule can be useful in establishing themore » boundary behind which two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulation should be used.« less
Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472007
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CAPSULES; CARBON; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPRESSION; ENERGY BALANCE; ICF DEVICES; IRRADIATION; LASER TARGETS; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; LASERS; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; SPHERICAL MODEL; TWO-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY