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Implosion theory and hot spot features for an indirectly driven optimized capsule
Author(s): Yves Saillard
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Paper Abstract

The implosion of an indirectly driven optimized capsule for ICF is analyzed. We distinguish two media in the non-ablated capsule: the central hot spot and the cold shell, the boundary of the hot spot is defined such that this medium has no heat conduction losses, the features of each medium are described by mean quantities. The integral momentum conservation equation for volume of variable mass gives the rocket model for the acceleration phase, it is corrected to take into account the beginning of the acceleration. With approximations it gives the maximum implosion velocity. The entropy conservation is generalized for a non uniform medium of variable mass, it indicates what is the invariant quantity hidden in the hot spot during implosion and shows that the deceleration is approximately isobaric. The hot spot features and the implosion velocity in deceleration can be deduced from these results. The hot spot mass is obtained by integrating the heat conduction flux inside the hot spot. In the capsule parameters determining the ignition condition, the mass and the entropy of gas has to be included. All these results are compared with numerical simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5228, ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.536753
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Yves Saillard, CEA/DAM Ile-de-France (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5228:
ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Oleg N. Krokhin; Sergey Yu. Gus'kov; Yury A. Merkul'ev, Editor(s)

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