X-1: The challenge of high fusion yield

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In the past three years, tremendous strides have been made in x-ray production using high-current z-pinches. Today, the x-ray energy and power output of the Z accelerator (formerly PBFA II) is the largest available in the laboratory. These z-pinch x-ray sources have great potential to drive high-yield inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactions at affordable cost if several challenging technical problems can be overcome. Technical challenges in three key areas are discussed in this paper: (1) the design of a target for high yield, (2) the development of a suitable pulsed power driver, and (3) the design of a target chamber ... continued below

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Cook, D.L.; Ramirez, J.J. & Raglin, P.S. June 1, 1998.

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In the past three years, tremendous strides have been made in x-ray production using high-current z-pinches. Today, the x-ray energy and power output of the Z accelerator (formerly PBFA II) is the largest available in the laboratory. These z-pinch x-ray sources have great potential to drive high-yield inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactions at affordable cost if several challenging technical problems can be overcome. Technical challenges in three key areas are discussed in this paper: (1) the design of a target for high yield, (2) the development of a suitable pulsed power driver, and (3) the design of a target chamber capable of containing the high fusion yield.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98005519

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

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  • Other: DE98005519
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1292C
  • Report No.: CONF-980603--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658419
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704246

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Cook, D.L.; Ramirez, J.J. & Raglin, P.S. X-1: The challenge of high fusion yield, article, June 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704246/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.