Magnetized ICF Implosions: Scaling of Temperature and Yield Enhancement

  title={Magnetized ICF Implosions: Scaling of Temperature and Yield Enhancement},
  author={C. A. Walsh and Sean O'Neill and Jeremy Chittenden and Aidan Crilly and B. Appelbe and David J. Strozzi and D. D.-M. Ho and H. Sio and B. B. Pollock and Laurent Divol and E. P. Hartouni and M. D. Rosen and B. Grant Logan and J. D. Moody},
  journal={2022 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)},
  • C. WalshS. O'Neill J. Moody
  • Published 10 December 2021
  • Physics
  • 2022 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)
This talk investigates the impact of an applied magnetic field on the yield and hot-spot temperature of inertial confinement fusion implosions [3] . A scaling of temperature amplification due to magnetization is shown to be in agreement with unperturbed 2-D extended-magnetohydrodynamic Gorgon [1] simulations. A perfectly spherical hot-spot with an axial magnetic field is predicted to have a maximum temperature amplification of 37%. However, elongation of the hot-spot along field lines raises… 

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