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Theoretical-numerical research of fast ignition in nondegenerate plasma at inertial fusion
Author(s): Dmitrij V. Il'in; Aleksey A. Levkovskii; Sergei Yu Gus'kov; Vladislav B. Rozanov; Vladimir E. Sherman; Aleksandr A. Andreev; Oleg B. Vygovskii
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Paper Abstract

By means of Monte-Carlo modeling of thermonuclear (TN) burn wave propagation in spherical laser deuterium-tritium targets criteria of fast ignition are elaborated and corresponding energy gain is evaluated. The critical ignitor parameters are calculated both for homogeneous and inhomogeneous targets with different parameters of main fuel. It is shown that in strong inhomogeneous target plasma the minimum values of required ignition energy could increase twice. Besides it is shown that critical values of ignitor dimension and energy are dependent on different distribution of energy between the electrons and ions of ignitor plasma. If all the additional thermal energy is coupled to ignitor electrons the value of corresponding ignition energy is 3 ÷ 4 times as many as in the case of equal initial temperature of ignitor ions and electrons. The overcritical burn efficiency and target gain is practically independent on ignition origin and may be evaluated with a good accuracy by the simple asymptotic expression.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5228, ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.536766
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Dmitrij V. Il'in, St. Petersburg Institute of Machine Building (Russia)
Aleksey A. Levkovskii, St. Petersburg Institute of Machine Building (Russia)
Sergei Yu Gus'kov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vladislav B. Rozanov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vladimir E. Sherman, St. Petersburg Institute of Machine Building (Russia)
Aleksandr A. Andreev, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Oleg B. Vygovskii, St. Petersburg Institute of Machine Building (Russia)

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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