Experimental results on advanced inertial fusion schemes obtained within the HiPER project

Year: 2012

Authors: Batani D., Gizzi L.A., Koester P., Labate L., Honrubia J., Antonelli L., Morace A., Volpe L., Santos JJ., Schurtz G., Hulin S., Ribeyre X., Nicolai P., Vauzour B., Dorchies F., Nazarov W., Pasley J., Richetta M., Lancaster K., Spindloe C., Tolley M., Neely D., Kozlova M., Nejdl J., Rus B., Wolowski J., Badziak J.
Jerzy Wołowski, Jan Badziak

Autors Affiliation: Univ Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA, F-33405 Talence, France.
CNR, INO, I-56100 Pisa, Italy.
Univ Politecn Madrid, E-28040 Madrid, Spain.
Univ Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
Univ St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AJ, Fife, Scotland.
Univ York, York YO10 5DD, N Yorkshire, England.
Univ Roma Tor Vergata, I-00173 Rome, Italy.
Rutherford Appleton Lab, Didcot OX11 0QX, Oxon, England.
Acad Sci Czech Republic, PALS, Prague, Czech Republic.
Inst Plasma Phys & Laser Microfus, Warsaw, Poland

Abstract: This paper presents the results of experiments conducted within the Work Package 10 (fusion experimental
programme) of the HiPER project. The aim of these experiments was to study the physics relevant for advanced ignition
schemes for inertial confinement fusion, i.e. the fast ignition and the shock ignition. Such schemes allow to achieve a higher
fusion gain compared to the indirect drive approach adopted in the National Ignition Facility in United States, which is
important for the future inertial fusion energy reactors and for realising the inertial fusion with smaller facilities.

Journal/Review: NUKLEONIKA

Volume: 57 (1)      Pages from: 3  to: 10

More Information: Conference: 10th International Workshop and Summer School on Towards Fusion Energy Location: Kudowa Zdroj, POLAND Date: JUN 12-18, 2010

KeyWords: Advanced ignition schemes; Propagation of fast electrons; Short-pulse ultra-high-intensity laser; Shock compressed matter; Cylindrical implosions

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