J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 425 - 427
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 425-427

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133086

Full scale explicit PIC simulation of fast ignition experiment

Y. Sentoku, A. Kemp and T. Cowan

Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA

A relativistic binary collision model is implemented in the particle-in-cell simulation code PICLS. Its applicability ranges from the non-relativistic to the ultra-relativistic regime. Using this model we have simulated a recent experiment on cone-guided fast-ignition experiment [Kodama et al., Nature 418, 933 (2002)] and found that there are three important heating process by fast electrons, fast ions and heat conduction from the cone.

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