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Simulations of inertial confinement fusion driven by a novel synchrotron-radiation-based x-ray igniter
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Paper Abstract

The advantages and challenges of using a powerful x-ray source for the fast ignition of compressed Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) targets have been considered. The requirements for such a source together with the optics to focus the x-rays onto compressed DT cores lead to a conceptual design based on Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs) and long wigglers to produce x-ray pulses with the appropriate phase space properties. A comparative assessment of the parameters of the igniter system indicates that the technologies for building it, although expensive, are physically achievable. Our x-ray fast ignition (XFI) scheme requires substantially smaller energy for the initiation of nuclear fusion reactions than other methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5194, Fourth-Generation X-Ray Sources and Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors, (28 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.514855
Show Author Affiliations
Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Shlyaptsev, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Roman O. Tatchyn, Stanford Linear Accelerator Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5194:
Fourth-Generation X-Ray Sources and Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors
Zenghu Chang; Roman O. Tatchyn; Jean-Claude Kieffer; Jerome B. Hastings, Editor(s)

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