Fast Ignitor coupling physics

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The Fast Ignitor is an alternate approach to ICF in which short pulse lasers are used to initiate burn at the surface of the compressed DT fuel. The aim is to avoid the need for careful central focusing of final shocks, and possibly to lower substantially the energy requirements for ignition. Ultimately, both goals may prove crucial to Science Based Stockpile Stewardship (SBSS). This will be the case should either emerging energetic needs, or finding difficulties render the presently planned radiative fusion approach to ignition with the NIF impractical. Ignition is a first step towards the achievement of substantial energy ... continued below

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Mason, R.J. & Tabak, M. October 1, 1997.

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  • Mason, R.J. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Tabak, M. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

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The Fast Ignitor is an alternate approach to ICF in which short pulse lasers are used to initiate burn at the surface of the compressed DT fuel. The aim is to avoid the need for careful central focusing of final shocks, and possibly to lower substantially the energy requirements for ignition. Ultimately, both goals may prove crucial to Science Based Stockpile Stewardship (SBSS). This will be the case should either emerging energetic needs, or finding difficulties render the presently planned radiative fusion approach to ignition with the NIF impractical. Ignition is a first step towards the achievement of substantial energy and neutron outputs for such Stewardship.

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  • 11. biennial nuclear explosive design explosive physics conference, Livermore, CA (United States), 20-24 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98005281
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-188
  • Report No.: CONF-971082--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658396
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702094

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Mason, R.J. & Tabak, M. Fast Ignitor coupling physics, article, October 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702094/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.