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Continuous inertial confinement fusion for the generation of very intense plasma jets
Author(s): F. Winterberg
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Paper Abstract

1407_38The attainment of high densities in inertial confinement fusion is reached through the coalescence of convergent waves in time. According to the laws of gas dynamics there exists a corresponding solution where the coalescence takes place instead in space. Applied to inertial confinement fusion, this solution may provide a configuration for a continuous plasma focus. If such a configuration can be upgraded to yield a net release of thermonuclear energy, the generation of very intense plasma jets may become possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43510
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F. Winterberg, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1407:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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