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Uncertainties Associated With Inertial Fusion Ignition
Author(s): Gene H. McCall
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Paper Abstract

At present the energy required to drive an inertial fusion implosion is not well-defined. In the past the energy predicted to produce a breakeven yield, where the thermonuclear energy release is equal to the driver energy, has varied from 103 to 106 joules. The reason for this large variation is partly that experiment and theory have now defined previously poorly understood physical effects and partly that more conservative estimates are now used for those effects which are not yet understood.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932101
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Gene H. McCall, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0288:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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