Experimental studies of the advanced fast ignitor scheme

P.A. Norreys, R. Allott, R.J. Clarke, J. Collier, D. Neely, S.J. Rose, Matthew Zepf, M. Santala, A.R. Bell, K. Krushelnick, A.E. Dangor, N.C. Woolsey, R.G. Evans, H. Habara, T. Norimatsu, R. Kodama

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Guided compression offers an attractive route to explore some of the physics issues of hot electron heating and transport in the fast ignition route to inertial confinement fusion, whilst avoiding the difficulties associated with establishing the stability of the channel formation pulse. X-ray images are presented that show that the guided foil remains hydrodynamically stable during the acceleration phase, which is confirmed by two-dimensional simulations. An integrated conical compression/fast electron heating experiment is presented that confirms that this approach deserves detailed study. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics. [S1070-664X(00)02809-3].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3721-3726
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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