Shock ignition: an alternative scheme for HiPER

  title={Shock ignition: an alternative scheme for HiPER},
  author={Xavier Ribeyre and G. P. Schurtz and M. Lafon and St{\'e}phane Galera and Stefan Weber},
  journal={Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
Two main paths are now under investigation that aim at thermonuclear ignition of hydrogen isotopes using lasers: central hot spot self-ignition and externally driven fast ignition of preassembled fuel. A third, intermediate, scheme is shock ignition, which combines the simplicity of self-ignition capsules to the hydrodynamic robustness of the fast ignition fuel assembly. This study addresses the potential of shock ignition for the HiPER project and provides a preliminary assessment of possible… 

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