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A new target option for energy applications of heavy ion inertial fusion is analyzed. It has a spherical hohlraum and is irradiated by ion beams along the direction of the zeros of the Fourth legendre polynomial P(4). The target performance is simulated with a 1-D three temperature hydrodynamics code and with a 2-D view factor code. Its efficiency is shown to depend crucially on the structure of the hohlraum wall, which, simultaneously, plays the role of the X ray converter.

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Authors: BASKO M M, Departement de Recherches sur al Fusion Controlee, Cadarche (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Fusion 39 (1999)8, 1031-1039
Record Number: 199911524 / Last updated on: 1999-10-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en