The Heavy Ion Fusion Program in the USA

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The U.S. Department of Energy has established a new, larger inertial fusion energy program. To manage program growth, we have developed a new inertial fusion energy research and we have established a Virtual National Laboratory for Heavy Ion Fusion. There has been significant technical progress. Improvements in target design have reduced the predicted energy requirements by approximately a factor of two. There have also been important experiments on chamber dynamics and other inertial fusion technologies. The accelerator program has completed a number of small-scale experiments. Experiments with driver-scale beams are being designed -- including experiments with driver-scale ion sources and ... continued below

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Bangerter, R.O. March 17, 2000.

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The U.S. Department of Energy has established a new, larger inertial fusion energy program. To manage program growth, we have developed a new inertial fusion energy research and we have established a Virtual National Laboratory for Heavy Ion Fusion. There has been significant technical progress. Improvements in target design have reduced the predicted energy requirements by approximately a factor of two. There have also been important experiments on chamber dynamics and other inertial fusion technologies. The accelerator program has completed a number of small-scale experiments. Experiments with driver-scale beams are being designed -- including experiments with driver-scale ion sources and injectors. Finally we are developing the technologies needed to build a major research facility known as the Integrated Research Experiment (IRE)

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  • 13th International Heavy Ion Fusion Symposium HIF2000, San Diego CA (US), 03/12/2000--03/17/2000

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  • Report No.: LBNL--46561
  • Report No.: HIFAN 1042
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 775146
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc716339

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Bangerter, R.O. The Heavy Ion Fusion Program in the USA, article, March 17, 2000; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc716339/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.