Uncertainties associated with inertial-fusion ignition

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An estimate is made of a worst case driving energy which is derived from analytic and computer calculations. It will be shown that the uncertainty can be reduced by a factor of 10 to 100 if certain physical effects are understood. That is not to say that the energy requirement can necessarily be reduced below that of the worst case, but it is possible to reduce the uncertainty associated with ignition energy. With laser costs in the $0.5 to 1 billion per MJ range, it can be seen that such an exercise is worthwhile.

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McCall, G.H. January 1, 1981.

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An estimate is made of a worst case driving energy which is derived from analytic and computer calculations. It will be shown that the uncertainty can be reduced by a factor of 10 to 100 if certain physical effects are understood. That is not to say that the energy requirement can necessarily be reduced below that of the worst case, but it is possible to reduce the uncertainty associated with ignition energy. With laser costs in the $0.5 to 1 billion per MJ range, it can be seen that such an exercise is worthwhile.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Conference on optics, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 6 Apr 1981

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  • Other: DE81025408
  • Report No.: LA-UR-81-1750
  • Report No.: CONF-810429-34
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6179563
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1112709

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McCall, G.H. Uncertainties associated with inertial-fusion ignition, article, January 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1112709/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.