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Gradient Field Imploding Liner Fusion Propulsion System: NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Phase I Final Report

  title={Gradient Field Imploding Liner Fusion Propulsion System: NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Phase I Final Report},
  author={Michael R. Lapointe and Robert B. Adams and Jason T. Cassibry and Mark Zweiner and James Hunter Gilland},



Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) – Phase I Report

Confinement and acceleration of pellet material by one‐sided laser irradiation

A simple model is developed to predict the shape of the laser–pellet interface for pellet material being accelerated by one‐sided laser irradiation. The ablation pressure is assumed to be much

Scaling magnetized liner inertial fusion on Z and future pulsed-power accelerators

The MagLIF (Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion) concept [S. A. Slutz et al., Phys. Plasmas 17, 056303 (2010)] has demonstrated fusion–relevant plasma conditions [M. R. Gomez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.

Sub-Alfvenic inlet boundary conditions for axisymmetric MHD nozzles

There are numerous electromagnetic accelerator concepts which require plasma expansion through a magnetic nozzle. If the inlet flow is slower than one or all of the outgoing characteristics, namely,

Physics of High-Density Z-Pinch Plasmas

1. Introduction.- 1.1. An historical perspective.- 1.2. Characteristics of modern Z-pinch systems.- 1.3. The various types of Z pinches.- 1.4. Pulsed-power drivers.- 2. Equilibria of Z-Pinch

Design of magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments using the Z facilitya)

The magnetized liner inertial fusion concept has been presented as a path toward obtaining substantial thermonuclear fusion yields using the Z accelerator [S. A. Slutz et al., Phys. Plasmas 17,

Model of ablative acceleration at moderate laser intensities

An analytic model of pellets accelerated by ablation produced by lasers of moderate intensity (∼108 to ≳1012 W/cm2) is presented. The solutions for partially ionized ablation of hydrogen support

Case and Development Path for Fusion Propulsion

This paper discusses the importance of fusion propulsion for interplanetary space travel, illustrates why the magnetoinertial fusion parameter space may facilitate the most rapid, economic path for

VISTA -- A Vehicle for Interplanetary Space Transport Application Powered by Inertial Confinement Fusion

Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) is an ideal technology to power self-contained single-stage piloted (manned) spacecraft within the solar system because of its inherently high power/mass ratios and