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Inertial Confinement Fusion

  • R. Paul Drake
Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Abstract

Chapter 8 represented a turning point in our discussion. The earlier chapters were focused on the physical fundamentals of high-energy-density physics. Chapter 8 showed how we could create such conditions, which in turn makes possible the application of high-energy-density systems to the pursuit of various goals. This and the next chapter are much more focused on these goals. The goal that has been and remains dominant in high-energy-density research is the development of inertial confinement fusion, or ICF. This is our topic in the present chapter.

Keywords

Stimulate Raman Scattering Neutron Yield Fuel Mass Fast Ignition Fuel Density 
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Paul Drake
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  1. 1.Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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