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Fast ignition of inertial fusion targets by laser-driven carbon beams
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Electronic
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Abstract
Two-dimensional simulations of ion beam driven fast ignition are presented. Ignition energies of protons with Maxwellian spectrum and carbon ions with quasimonoenergetic and Maxwellian energy distributions are evaluated. The effect of the coronal plasma surrounding the compressed deuterium-tritium is studied for three different fuel density distributions. It is found that quasimonoenergetic ions have better coupling with the compressed deuterium-tritium and substantially lower ignition energies. Comparison of quasimonoenergetic carbon ions and relativistic electrons as ignitor beams shows similar laser energy requirements, provided that a laser to quasimonoenergetic carbon ion conversion efficiency around 10% can be achieved.
International
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JCR
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Title
PHYSICS OF PLASMAS
ISBN
1070-664X
Impact factor JCR
2,427
Impact info
Volume
16
10.1063/1.3234248
Journal number
102701
From page
1
To page
7
Month
OCTUBRE
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Participants
  • Participante: Juan C. Fernandez (Los Alamos National Laboratory. NM, USA)
  • Participante: Juergen Meyer-ter-Vehn (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenotik)
  • Autor: Jose Javier Honrubia Checa (UPM)
  • Participante: Manuel Hegelich (Los Alamos National Laboratory. NM, USA)
  • Autor: Mauro Temporal (UPM)
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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