Spherically Imploding Plasma Liners as a Standoff Driver for Magnetoinertial Fusion

  title={Spherically Imploding Plasma Liners as a Standoff Driver for Magnetoinertial Fusion},
  author={S. Hsu and T. J. Awe and S. Brockington and A. Case and J. T. Cassibry and G. Kagan and S. Messer and M. Stanic and Xian Zhou Tang and D. Welch and F. Witherspoon},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
  • S. Hsu, T. J. Awe, +8 authors F. Witherspoon
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
  • Spherically imploding plasma liners formed by merging an array of high Mach number plasma jets are a proposed standoff driver for magnetoinertial fusion (MIF). This paper gives an updated concept-level overview of plasma liner MIF, including advanced notions such as standoff methods for forming and magnetizing the fuel target and liner shaping to optimize dwell time. Results from related 1-D radiation-hydrodynamic simulations of targetless plasma liner implosions are summarized along with new… CONTINUE READING
    64 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Measurements of railgun generatedsupersonic plasma jet propagation andtwo jet oblique merging
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    Experiment to Form and Characterize a Section of a Spherically Imploding Plasma Liner
    • 22
    • PDF
    Magnetically Driven Implosions for Inertial Confinement Fusion at Sandia National Laboratories
    • 91
    Plasma-Jet-Driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion
    • 10
    • Highly Influenced


    On the efficacy of imploding plasma liners for magnetized fusion target compression
    • 36
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    A Physics Exploratory Experiment on Plasma Liner Formation
    • 33
    • PDF
    Diagnostics for the plasma liner experiment.
    • 6
    • PDF
    Review of Some Plasma Gun Techniques for Fusion at Megagauss Energy Densities
    • 7
    Pulsed-power-driven cylindrical liner implosions of laser preheated fuel magnetized with an axial field
    • 343
    • PDF
    A contoured gap coaxial plasma gun with injected plasma armature.
    • 44
    • PDF
    Liner-Driven Pulsed Magnetized Target Fusion Power Plant
    • 4
    The Plasma Liner Compression Experiment
    • 7