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Laser targets compensate for limitations in inertial confinement fusion drivers

  • J.D. KILKENNY (a1), N.B. ALEXANDER (a1), A. NIKROO (a1), D.A. STEINMAN (a1), A. NOBILE (a2), T. BERNAT (a3), R. COOK (a3), S. LETTS (a3), M. TAKAGI (a3) and D. HARDING (a4)...


Success in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) requires sophisticated, characterized targets. The increasing fidelity of three-dimensional (3D), radiation hydrodynamic computer codes has made it possible to design targets for ICF which can compensate for limitations in the existing single shot laser and Z pinch ICF drivers. Developments in ICF target fabrication technology allow more esoteric target designs to be fabricated. At present, requirements require new deterministic nano-material fabrication on micro scale.


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Laser targets compensate for limitations in inertial confinement fusion drivers

  • J.D. KILKENNY (a1), N.B. ALEXANDER (a1), A. NIKROO (a1), D.A. STEINMAN (a1), A. NOBILE (a2), T. BERNAT (a3), R. COOK (a3), S. LETTS (a3), M. TAKAGI (a3) and D. HARDING (a4)...


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