A Magnetic Thrust Chamber Design For A Laser Fusion Rocket Based on Impact Fast Ignition Scheme

@inproceedings{Matsuda2008AMT,
  title={A Magnetic Thrust Chamber Design For A Laser Fusion Rocket Based on Impact Fast Ignition Scheme},
  author={Nobuo Matsuda and Akihiro Maeno and Yoshihiro Kajimura and Hideki Nakashima},
  year={2008}
}
The laser fusion rocket, which is expected as a rocket that it replaces one of the chemical propulsions, can be efficiently operated by using a shaped target. The shaped target is made of fusion pellet and the pellet is surrounded by a moderator (propellant). We here examine the applicability of the impact fast ignition scheme to the shaped target. It was found that it is difficult to increase the thrust efficiency by using a simple spherical moderator. 

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