Hot dense matter physics for heavy-ion fusion with GSI beams
The accelerator facility SIS/ESR, expected to start operation in 1990, will offer unique possibilities for the study of physics issues for heavy-ion fusion. It will deliver high intensity pulses of heavy ions which may be used to heat solid matter to temperatures of 10 eV and above. This makes possible experiments on heavy-ion beam interaction with dense plasma and on hydrodynamics and radiative properties of heavy-ion-generated plasma. Work on heavy-ion energy deposition in cold and hot target matter is reviewed, as well as hydrodynamic simulations for future GSI experiments. The major new part in this contribution is a discussion concerning ion beam energy conversion into thermal X-rays and confinement of such radiation in small cavities. Possible experiments on this topic at GSI are contrasted with the results of laser experiments at MPQ and with the needs for ICF.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Vol. A278 (1989), pp. 25-30
Record Number: 198911049 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
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