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J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 385-389
Core heating analysis of fast ignition targets by integrated simulationsT. Johzaki1, H. Nagatomo1, H. Sakagami2, Y. Sentoku3, T. Nakamura1, K. Mima1, Y. Nakao4 and T. Yokota4
1 Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
2 Theory and Computer Simulation Center, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292, Japan
3 Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89506, USA
4 Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
A coupled PIC and Fokker-Planck hierarchical simulation model for analysis of fast ignition core heating was checked by comparing the heating profile with collisional PIC simulations. The integrated simulations using FI3 code were carried out for the recent fast heating experiments and showed that the dense core ( g/cc) is heated up to 0.45 keV by the fast electrons via the Coulomb interactions (not anomalous processes).
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