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Fast ignition by quasimonoenergetic ion beams
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Physics - Plasma and fluid
Information
Abstract
The potential of quasimonoenergetic ion beams for fast ignition (FI) of fusion targets is investigated. Lithium, carbon, aluminium and vanadium ions have been considered here to determine the optimal kinetic energy for each ion type. Our calculations show that the ignition energies of those beams impinging on a standard fuel configuration are similar. However, they are obtained for very different ion energies. Assuming that the ions can be focused onto 10 ?m spots, a new irradiation scheme that reduces substantially the ignition energies is proposed. The combination of using intermediate ions, such as 5.5 GeV vanadium, and the new irradiation scheme allows one to reduce the number of ions required for ignition by roughly three orders of magnitude when compared with the standard proton FI scheme.
International
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JCR
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Title
EPJ Web of Conferences
ISBN
2100-014X
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
59
Journal number
From page
03013-1
To page
03013-5
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Javier Honrubia Checa (UPM)
  • Autor: C.D. Enriquez
  • Autor: J.C. Fernández
  • Autor: M. hegelich
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Fusión Inercial y Física de Plasmas
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica
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