Pulsed Power Fusion Program update

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The US Department of Energy has supported a substantial research program in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) since the early 1970s. Over the course of the ensuing 25 years, pulsed power energy, efficiency, and relatively low cost of the technology when compared to the mainline ICF approach involving large glass lasers. These compelling advantages of pulsed power, however, have been tempered with the difficulty that has been encountered in concentrating the energy in space and time to create the high energy and power density required to achieve temperatures useful in indirect drive ICF. Since the Beams `96 meeting two years ago, ... continued below

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Quintenz, J.P.; Adams, R.G. & Allshouse, G.O. June 1, 1998.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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The US Department of Energy has supported a substantial research program in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) since the early 1970s. Over the course of the ensuing 25 years, pulsed power energy, efficiency, and relatively low cost of the technology when compared to the mainline ICF approach involving large glass lasers. These compelling advantages of pulsed power, however, have been tempered with the difficulty that has been encountered in concentrating the energy in space and time to create the high energy and power density required to achieve temperatures useful in indirect drive ICF. Since the Beams `96 meeting two years ago, the situation has changed dramatically and extremely high x-ray power ({approximately}290 TW) and energy ({approximately}1.8 MJ) have been produced in fast x-pinch implosions on the Z accelerator. These sources have been utilized to heat hohlraums to >150 eV and have opened the door to important ICF capsule experiments.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98005520

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  • 12. internatinal conference on high power particle beams, Haifa (Israel), 8-12 Jun 1998

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  • Other: DE98005520
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0161C
  • Report No.: CONF-980603--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672044
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704068

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Quintenz, J.P.; Adams, R.G. & Allshouse, G.O. Pulsed Power Fusion Program update, article, June 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704068/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.