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Increased R&D preparing for first magnetized targets on NIF in 2020

29 Jan 2020, 09:25


Waldemar-Petersen-Haus Oberseitestraße 38 A-6992 Hirschegg/Kleinwalsertal


Dr B. Grant Logan (Consultant to LLNL-NIF)


A large design and development project has begun at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with 30 scientists and engineers, towards a goal to field magnetically-assisted ignition targets on the National Ignition Facility using applied B fields up to 30 T for indirectly-driven cryogenic-layered DT capsules soon after 2020. First experiments will be conducted with warm gas-filled capsules planned for fall 2020, to be followed by cryo-DT ice layered capsules when ready after 2020. The 2020 experiments may also include a few polar directly-driven warm gas capsule implosions magnetized with the same NIF pulsed power system. Applied B-field diffusion through a high Z metal hohlraum requires a higher resistance material than gold, and we are investigating promising Au-Ta alloys.

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Dr B. Grant Logan (Consultant to LLNL-NIF)


Dr John Moody (LLNL-NIF)

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