Generation and compression of a target plasma for magnetized target fusion

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Magnetized target fusion (MTF) is intermediate between the two very different approaches to fusion: inertial and magnetic confinement fusion (ICF and MCF). Results from collaboration with a Russian MTF team on their MAGO experiments suggest they have a target plasma suitable for compression to provide an MTF proof of principle. This LDRD project had tow main objectives: first, to provide a computational basis for experimental investigation of an alternative MTF plasma, and second to explore the physics and ... continued below

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Kirkpatrick, R.C.; Lindemuth, I.R. & Sheehey, P.T. November 1, 1998.

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Magnetized target fusion (MTF) is intermediate between the two very different approaches to fusion: inertial and magnetic confinement fusion (ICF and MCF). Results from collaboration with a Russian MTF team on their MAGO experiments suggest they have a target plasma suitable for compression to provide an MTF proof of principle. This LDRD project had tow main objectives: first, to provide a computational basis for experimental investigation of an alternative MTF plasma, and second to explore the physics and computational needs for a continuing program. Secondary objectives included analytic and computational support for MTF experiments. The first objective was fulfilled. The second main objective has several facets to be described in the body of this report. Finally, the authors have developed tools for analyzing data collected on the MAGO a nd LDRD experiments, and have tested them on limited MAGO data.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00677121

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  • Other Information: Supercedes report DE99000557; PBD: [1998]

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  • Other: DE99000557
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-1861
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/677121 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 677121
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708695

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Kirkpatrick, R.C.; Lindemuth, I.R. & Sheehey, P.T. Generation and compression of a target plasma for magnetized target fusion, report, November 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708695/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.