LIGHT MATTER INTERACTION EXPERIMENTS AT THE FRASCATI INERTIAL CONFINEMENT LABORATORY
This paper contains that part of the Frascati Inertial Confinement Laboratory activity which was presented as an invited paper at the XVI ECLIM (September 1983, Imperial College, London). The two beam laser used is presented, the scientific objective + to define a scalable scheme to dense matter velocities of V approximately equal to 2-:-3x10**7cm/s corresponding to specific energies (1/2V**2) of interest for inertial confinement and based on the use of low power densities + is set out, experiments with thin targets described, temperature measurements given, ion collectors measurements, then interferometric measurements discussed, dense phase motion (via shadography) investigated, filaments + forerunners to the dense phase + observed, a beam integration technique developed. The investigations carry the following conclusions: + the corona parameters and dense phase displacement are in excellent agreement with the theory; + 1 mum targets show (at scaled level) performances of thermonuclear interest in terms of velocity (v > 10**7 cm/s); + considerable breakthrough (hole formation) occurs due to non-uniform power density distribution upon the target; + techniques as beam integration by incoherent beams seem valuable in connection with the previous problem.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO ENEA - CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA FRASCATI, SERVIZIO STUDI E DOCUMENTAZIONE, C.P. 65, I-00044 FRASCATI, ROMA (ITALY), MENTIONING REPORT RT/EUS/84/2, 1984
Record Number: 1989124105300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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