Spherically Imploding Plasma Liners as a Standoff Driver for Magnetoinertial Fusion

@article{Hsu2012SphericallyIP,
  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},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={1287-1298}
}
  • 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
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