Theory of fast electron transport for fast ignition

  title={Theory of fast electron transport for fast ignition},
  author={A. P. L. Robinson and David J. Strozzi and Jonathan R. Davies and Laurent Gremillet and Javier Honrubia and Tomoyuki Johzaki and R. J. Kingham and Mark Sherlock and Andrei Solodov},
  journal={Nuclear Fusion},
Fast ignition (FI) inertial confinement fusion is a variant of inertial fusion in which DT fuel is first compressed to high density and then ignited by a relativistic electron beam generated by a fast (<20 ps) ultra-intense laser pulse, which is usually brought in to the dense plasma via the inclusion of a re-entrant cone. The transport of this beam from the cone apex into the dense fuel is a critical part of this scheme, as it can strongly influence the overall energetics. Here we review… 

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