Compression of polymer-coated laser-fusion targets to ten times liquid DT density

J. M. Auerbach, W. C. Mead, E. M. Campbell, Dennis L Matthews, D. S. Bailey, C. W. Hatcher, L. N. Koppel, S. M. Lane, P. H Y Lee, K. R. Manes, G. McClellan, D. W. Phillion, R. H. Price, V. C. Rupert, V. W. Slivinsky, C. D. Swift

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Abstract

Polymer-coated glass microspheres filled with DT fuel and argon seed gas were irradiated with the SHIVA 1.06-m laser using 4-kJ, 200-ps (full width at half maximum), Gaussian pulses. Measured light absorption, x-ray spectrum, neutron yields, and x-ray continuum images compared favorably with detailed computer simulations. Pusher neutron activation and argon line imaging diagnostics were utilized to measure fuel density. Fuel densities of 1-3 g/cm3 or 5-15 times liquid DT density were inferred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1672-1675
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume44
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Auerbach, J. M., Mead, W. C., Campbell, E. M., Matthews, D. L., Bailey, D. S., Hatcher, C. W., ... Swift, C. D. (1980). Compression of polymer-coated laser-fusion targets to ten times liquid DT density. Physical Review Letters, 44(25), 1672-1675. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.44.1672

Compression of polymer-coated laser-fusion targets to ten times liquid DT density. / Auerbach, J. M.; Mead, W. C.; Campbell, E. M.; Matthews, Dennis L; Bailey, D. S.; Hatcher, C. W.; Koppel, L. N.; Lane, S. M.; Lee, P. H Y; Manes, K. R.; McClellan, G.; Phillion, D. W.; Price, R. H.; Rupert, V. C.; Slivinsky, V. W.; Swift, C. D.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 44, No. 25, 1980, p. 1672-1675.

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Auerbach, JM, Mead, WC, Campbell, EM, Matthews, DL, Bailey, DS, Hatcher, CW, Koppel, LN, Lane, SM, Lee, PHY, Manes, KR, McClellan, G, Phillion, DW, Price, RH, Rupert, VC, Slivinsky, VW & Swift, CD 1980, 'Compression of polymer-coated laser-fusion targets to ten times liquid DT density', Physical Review Letters, vol. 44, no. 25, pp. 1672-1675. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.44.1672
Auerbach, J. M. ; Mead, W. C. ; Campbell, E. M. ; Matthews, Dennis L ; Bailey, D. S. ; Hatcher, C. W. ; Koppel, L. N. ; Lane, S. M. ; Lee, P. H Y ; Manes, K. R. ; McClellan, G. ; Phillion, D. W. ; Price, R. H. ; Rupert, V. C. ; Slivinsky, V. W. ; Swift, C. D. / Compression of polymer-coated laser-fusion targets to ten times liquid DT density. In: Physical Review Letters. 1980 ; Vol. 44, No. 25. pp. 1672-1675.
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