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11 January 2000 Inertial fusion energy development: what is needed and what will be learned at the National Ignition Facility
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Proceedings Volume 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375090
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
Abstract
Successful development of inertial fusion energy (IFE) requires that many technical issues be resolved. Separability of drivers, targets, chambers, and other IFE power plant subsystems allows resolution of many of these issues in 'off-line' facilities and programs. Periodically, major 'integrated' facilities give a snapshot of the rate of progress toward the ultimate solutions. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Laser Megajoule (LMJ) are just such integrating facilities. This paper reviews the status of IFE development and projects what will be learned from the NIF and LMJ.
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William J. Hogan "Inertial fusion energy development: what is needed and what will be learned at the National Ignition Facility", Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375090
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