Thin shell, high velocity inertial confinement fusion implosions on the national ignition facility.

  title={Thin shell, high velocity inertial confinement fusion implosions on the national ignition facility.},
  author={Tammy Ma and Omar A. Hurricane and Debra A Callahan and Manuel A. Barrios and Daniel T Casey and E. L. Dewald and Thomas R. Dittrich and Tilo D{\"o}ppner and Steven W Haan and D. E. Hinkel and L. F. Berzak Hopkins and S{\'e}bastien Le Pape and Andrew MacPhee and Albert Pak and H. S. Park and P. K. Patel and Bruce A. Remington and Harry F Robey and Jay D. Salmonson and P. T. Springer and Riccardo Tommasini and Laura Robin Benedetti and R. M. Bionta and Essex J. Bond and David K. Bradley and Joseph A. Caggiano and Peter M Celliers and Charles J Cerjan and Joeseph A. Church and Suvasis Dixit and Rebecca Dylla-Spears and D. H. Edgell and Michael J Edwards and J. E. Massad R. V. Field and David N. Fittinghoff and Johan A. Frenje and M Gatu Johnson and Gary P Grim and Nevzat Guler and R. Hatarik and Hans Werner Herrmann and Wei-Han Hsing and Nobuhiko Izumi and Ogden S. Jones and Shahid Khan and Joseph D Kilkenny and Joshua Knauer and Thomas R Kohut and Bernard J Kozioziemski and Andrea L Kritcher and G. A. Kyrala and O L Landen and B J Macgowan and A. J. Mackinnon and Nathan B. Meezan and Frank E Merrill and John D Moody and Sabrina R Nagel and Abbas Nikroo and T. Parham and Joseph E Ralph and Mordecai D. Rosen and J Ryan Rygg and J. Sater and D. B. Sayre and M B Schneider and D. A. Shaughnessy and Brian K. Spears and R. P. J. Town and P. L. Volegov and Alvin Wan and Klaus Widmann and Carl H Wilde and Charles B. Yeamans},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={114 14},
Experiments have recently been conducted at the National Ignition Facility utilizing inertial confinement fusion capsule ablators that are 175 and 165  μm in thickness, 10% and 15% thinner, respectively, than the nominal thickness capsule used throughout the high foot and most of the National Ignition Campaign. These three-shock, high-adiabat, high-foot implosions have demonstrated good performance, with higher velocity and better symmetry control at lower laser powers and energies than their… CONTINUE READING