Chamber propagation physics for heavy ion fusion

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Chamber transport is an important area of study for heavy ion fusion. Final focus and chamber-transport are high leverage areas providing opportunities to significantly decrease the cost of electricity from a heavy ion fusion power plant. Chamber transport in two basic regimes is under consideration. In the low chamber density regime ({approx_lt}0.003 torr), ballistic or nearly-ballistic transport is used. Partial beam neutralization has been studied to offset the effects of beam stripping. In the high chamber density regime ({approx_gt}.1 torr), two transport modes (pinched transport and channel transport) are under investigation. Both involve focusing the beam outside the chamber then ... continued below

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Callahan, D.A. September 1, 1995.

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Chamber transport is an important area of study for heavy ion fusion. Final focus and chamber-transport are high leverage areas providing opportunities to significantly decrease the cost of electricity from a heavy ion fusion power plant. Chamber transport in two basic regimes is under consideration. In the low chamber density regime ({approx_lt}0.003 torr), ballistic or nearly-ballistic transport is used. Partial beam neutralization has been studied to offset the effects of beam stripping. In the high chamber density regime ({approx_gt}.1 torr), two transport modes (pinched transport and channel transport) are under investigation. Both involve focusing the beam outside the chamber then transporting it at small radius ({approx} 2 mm). Both high chamber density modes relax the constraints on the beam quality needed from the accelerator which will reduce the driver cost and the cost of electricity.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96005384

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

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121279
  • Report No.: CONF-9509149--15
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 192471
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671308

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Callahan, D.A. Chamber propagation physics for heavy ion fusion, article, September 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671308/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.