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Spherically symmetric targets for indirect-drive heavy ion fusion are studied, in which the fusion capsule is enclosed in a low density, thick spherical shell, where the ion beams are stopped and their energy is converted into thermal radiation. The latter, in turn, drives the implosion of the fusion capsule. Criteria for the design of robust targets are detailed, and their consequences for the choice of target parameters are discussed. Target performance is studied by means of one-dimensional simulations, while some stability issues are addressed by means of two-dimensional simulations.

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Authors: ATZENI S, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);PIRIZ A R, CONICET (AR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: ENEA RT/FUS/93/38 EN (1993) 31 pp.
Record Number: 199410991 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en