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2022: Special Issue on Inertial Confinement Fusion

After the record of fusion yield being achieved on NIF at LLNL, it’s now a good time to organize a special on Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) so the community can hear the latest theories and technologies related to ICF. This special issue will be published on High Power Laser Science and Engineering (HPL).

The topics of this special issue are, but not limited to:

  • physics of inertial confinement fusion including direct drive & indirect drive;
  • alternative ignition schemes including fast ignition, shock ignition and alternative heating schemes;
  • ICF related fundamental physics including atomic physics, plasma physics, high field physics;
  • ICF Facilities, targetry & diagnostic techniques;
  • new technologies that will be required in a future fusion reactor.

The editors believe this special issue will reflect on the progress made in inertial confinement fusion research world-wide to date. We invite papers describing researches that are related to ICF and encourage submissions of papers of different types (research articles, review papers, letters, perspectives).

Submission deadline: 15 October 2022

Special Issue Guest Editors

John Kline, LANL, USA

Jianqiang Zhu, SIOM, China

Leonida Gizzi, CNR-INO, Italy

Robbie Scott, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK



Research Article

Special Issue on ICF

Perspectives for HPL