J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 101 - 101
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 101-101

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133019

The role of experimental science in ICF - Examples from X-ray diagnostics and targets

J.D. Kilkenny

General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608, USA

The USA Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program evolved from the Nuclear Test Program which had restricted shot opportunities for experimentalists to develop sophisticated experimental techniques. In contrast the ICF program in the U.S. was able to increase the shot availability on its large facilities, and develop sophisticated targets and diagnostics to measure and understand the properties of the high energy density plasmas (HEDP) formed. Illustrative aspects of this evolution at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), with examples of the development of diagnostics and target fabrication are described.

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