Title

Recent Progress in Static-Wall Hohlraum Development for ICF Studies

Abstract

Summary form only given. Radiation environments characteristic of those encountered during the low-temperature foot pulse and subsequent higher-temperature early-step pulses required for indirect-drive ICF ignition on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) are desired in order to provide a platform to better understand the dynamics of NIF hohlraums and capsules prior to NIF completion. In this paper, we show that an axial hohlraum using the static-wall-hohlraum geometry heated by X-rays from a Z-pinch on the Z generator is capable of providing environments for such pre-NIF studies as well as for diagnostic applications

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

ICF Studies; National Ignition Facility; X-Ray Heating; Z Generator; Z Pinch; Axial Hohlraum; Diagnostic Applications; Fusion Reactor Ignition; Higher-Temperature Early-Step Pulses; Low-Temperature Foot Pulse; Plasma Heating; Plasma Inertial Confinement; Radiation Environments; Static-Wall Hohlraum Development

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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