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28 January 2004 Simulations of inertial confinement fusion driven by a novel synchrotron-radiation-based x-ray igniter
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The advantages and challenges of using a powerful x-ray source for the fast ignition of compressed Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) targets have been considered. The requirements for such a source together with the optics to focus the x-rays onto compressed DT cores lead to a conceptual design based on Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs) and long wigglers to produce x-ray pulses with the appropriate phase space properties. A comparative assessment of the parameters of the igniter system indicates that the technologies for building it, although expensive, are physically achievable. Our x-ray fast ignition (XFI) scheme requires substantially smaller energy for the initiation of nuclear fusion reactions than other methods.
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Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Shlyaptsev and Roman O. Tatchyn "Simulations of inertial confinement fusion driven by a novel synchrotron-radiation-based x-ray igniter", Proc. SPIE 5194, Fourth-Generation X-Ray Sources and Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors, (28 January 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.514855
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