Change in inertial confinement fusion implosions upon using an ab initio multiphase DT equation of state.

  title={Change in inertial confinement fusion implosions upon using an ab initio multiphase DT equation of state.},
  author={Laurent Caillabet and Benoit Canaud and G. Salin and Stephane Mazevet and Paul Loubeyre},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={107 11},
Improving the description of the equation of state (EOS) of deuterium-tritium (DT) has recently been shown to change significantly the gain of an inertial confinement fusion target [S. X. Hu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 235003 (2010)]. Here we use an advanced multiphase EOS, based on ab initio calculations, to perform a full optimization of the laser pulse shape with hydrodynamic simulations starting from 19 K in DT ice. The thermonuclear gain is shown to be a robust estimate over possible… 

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