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Through numerical simulations, a target has been designed to produce an energy gain close to 100, when irradiated with the appropriate heavy ion beam. The thermo-fluid numerical studies for the dynamical behaviour of this target, made with the 1D code CLIFF and with the 2D code COBI-1, show some interesting features: the fusion fuel ignites almost contemporaneously and ignition occurs only for asymmetries in the beam intensity between pole and equator of less than 6%. Radiation losses play an important role when asymmetries are present. In fact, when radiation transfer is switched-off in the code, ignition has been observed even for asymmetries of 10%.

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Authors: CARUSO A, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);PAIS V A, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/NUCL/90/09 EN (1990) 16 pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Studi e Documentazione, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P. 65-00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199210153 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en