PROGRESS TOWARD UNDERSTANDING MAGNETIZED TARGET FUSION (MTF).

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Magnetized target fusion (MTF) takes advantage of (1) the reduction of the electron thermal conductivity in a plasma due to magnetization and (2) the efficient heating through bulk compression. MTF proposes to create a warm plasma with an embedded magnetic field and to compress it using an imploded liner or shell. The minimum energy required for fusion in an optimized target is directly proportional to the mass of the ignited fusion fuel. Simple theoretical arguments and parameter studies have demonstrated that MTF has the potential for significantly reducing the power and intensity of a target driver needed to achieve fusion. ... continued below

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Kirkpatrick, R. C. (Ronald C.); Lindemuth, I. R. (Irvin R.); Barnes, D. C. (Daniel C.); Faehl, R. J. (Rickey J.); Sheehey, P. T. (Peter T.) & Knapp, C. E. (Charles E.) January 1, 2001.

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Magnetized target fusion (MTF) takes advantage of (1) the reduction of the electron thermal conductivity in a plasma due to magnetization and (2) the efficient heating through bulk compression. MTF proposes to create a warm plasma with an embedded magnetic field and to compress it using an imploded liner or shell. The minimum energy required for fusion in an optimized target is directly proportional to the mass of the ignited fusion fuel. Simple theoretical arguments and parameter studies have demonstrated that MTF has the potential for significantly reducing the power and intensity of a target driver needed to achieve fusion. In order to acquire a comprehensive understanding of MTF and its potential applications it is prudent to develop more complete and reliable computational techniques. This paper briefly reviews the progress toward that goal.

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  • "Submitted to: Current Trends in International Fusion Research--Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium Edited by Charles D. Orth, Emilio Panarella, and Richard F. Post, NRC Research Press, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6 Canada, 2001."

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Kirkpatrick, R. C. (Ronald C.); Lindemuth, I. R. (Irvin R.); Barnes, D. C. (Daniel C.); Faehl, R. J. (Rickey J.); Sheehey, P. T. (Peter T.) & Knapp, C. E. (Charles E.). PROGRESS TOWARD UNDERSTANDING MAGNETIZED TARGET FUSION (MTF)., article, January 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933982/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.