Indirect-drive inertial confinement fusion using highly supersonic, radiatively cooled, plasma slugs

J.P. Chittenden, M. Dunne, Matthew Zepf, S.V. Lebedev, A. Ciardi, S.N. Bland

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We present a new approach to indirect-drive inertial confinement fusion which makes use of highly supersonic, radiatively cooled, slugs of plasma to energize a hohlraum. 2D resistive magnetohydrodynamic simulations of slug formation in shaped liner Z -pinch implosions are presented along with 2D-radiation-hydrodynamic simulations of the slug impacting a converter foil and 3D-view-factor simulations of a double-ended hohlraum. Results for the Z facility at Sandia National Laboratory indicate that two synchronous slugs of 250 kJ kinetic energy could be produced, resulting in a capsule surface temperature of similar to225 eV .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2350011-2350014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Indirect-drive inertial confinement fusion using highly supersonic, radiatively cooled, plasma slugs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this