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Fast Ignitor Concept with Light Ions
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • V. Yu. Bychenkov, Lebedev Institute of Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • W. Rozmus, Theoretical Physics Institute, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
  • Anatoly Maksimchuk, University of Michigan
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • C.E. Capjack, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date of this Version

Published by Interperiodica; Plasma Physics Reports 27, pp. 1017–1020 (2001). Translated from Fizika Plazmy 27, 1076–1080 (2001).


A short-laser-pulse driven ion flux is examined as a fast ignitor candidate for inertial confinement fusion. Ion ranges in a hot precompressed fuel are studied. The ion energy and the corresponding intensity of a short laser pulse are estimated for the optimum ion range and ion energy density flux. It is shown that a lightion beam triggered by a few-hundreds-kJ laser at intensities of ~1021W/cm2 is relevant to the fast ignitor scenario.

Citation Information
V. Yu. Bychenkov, W. Rozmus, Anatoly Maksimchuk, Donald P. Umstadter, et al.. "Fast Ignitor Concept with Light Ions" (2001)
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