Heavy ion beam transport in an inertial confinement fusion reactor

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A new code, bimc, is under development to determine if a beam of heavy ions can be focused to the necessary spot-size radius of about 2 mm within an inertial confinement reactor chamber where the background gas densities are on the order of 10{sup 14}--10{sup 15} cm{sup {minus}3} Lithium (or equivalent). Beam transport is expected to be strongly affected by stripping and collective plasma phenomena; however, if propagation is possible in this regime, it could lead to simplified reactor designs. The beam is modeled using a 2 1/2 D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation code coupled with a Monte Carlo (MC) method ... continued below

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Barboza, N. August 1, 1995.

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  • Barboza, N. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Accelerator and Fusion Research Div.

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A new code, bimc, is under development to determine if a beam of heavy ions can be focused to the necessary spot-size radius of about 2 mm within an inertial confinement reactor chamber where the background gas densities are on the order of 10{sup 14}--10{sup 15} cm{sup {minus}3} Lithium (or equivalent). Beam transport is expected to be strongly affected by stripping and collective plasma phenomena; however, if propagation is possible in this regime, it could lead to simplified reactor designs. The beam is modeled using a 2 1/2 D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation code coupled with a Monte Carlo (MC) method for analyzing collisions. The MC code follows collisions between the beam ions and neutral background gas atoms that account for the generation of electrons and background gas ions (ionization), and an increase of the charge state of the beam ions (stripping). The PIC code models the complete dynamics of the interaction of the various charged particle species with the self generated electromagnetic fields. Details of the code model and preliminary results are presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002317

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  • International symposium on heavy ion inertial fusion, Princeton, NJ (United States), 6-9 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96002317
  • Report No.: LBL--37570
  • Report No.: CONF-9509149--7
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/132778 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 132778
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622664

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Barboza, N. Heavy ion beam transport in an inertial confinement fusion reactor, report, August 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622664/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.