Fabrication of high-gain inertial fusion targets using gas jet cooling and intensity-graded laser illumination

Kim, K.; Krahn, D. L.
April 1987
Journal of Applied Physics;4/15/1987, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p2729
Academic Journal
Describes a method for fabricating a uniformly thick solid- or liquid-fuel layer inside an inertial confinement fusion target, which employs a cold helium-gas-jet shower to uniformly cool a target and an intenity-graded illumination. Description of an optimal configuration for high-compression, direct-drive inertial confinement fusion; Components of the gas jet assemblies; Test conducted to prove the flexibility of the gas jet apparatus.


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