Inertial Confinement Fusion

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


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.


Stimulate Raman Scattering Neutron Yield Fuel Mass Fast Ignition Fuel Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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