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The Light Ion LMF and Its Relevance to IFE
Fusion Engineering
  • Ronald E. Olson, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • G. O. Allshouse
  • D. L. Cook
  • T. R. Lockner
  • M. G. Mazarakis
  • C. L. Olson
  • D. L. Smith
The inertial confinement fusion (ICF) program at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is directed toward validating light ions as an efficient driver for ICF defense and energy applications. The light ion laboratory microfusion facility (LMF) is envisioned as a facility in which high gain ICF targets could be developed and utilized in defense-related experiments. The relevance of LMF technology to eventual inertial fusion energy (IFE) applications is assessed via a comparison of LMF technologies with those projected in the Light Ion Beam Reactor Assessment (LIBRA) conceptual reactor design study
Keywords and Phrases
  • IFE,
  • LIBRA,
  • Light Ion Beam Reactor Assessment,
  • Conceptual Reactor Design Study,
  • Defense Applications,
  • Energy Applications,
  • Fusion Reactor Design,
  • Fusion Reactor Ignition,
  • Fusion Reactors,
  • High Gain ICF Targets,
  • Inertial Confinement Fusion,
  • Inertial Fusion Energy,
  • Light Ion Laboratory Microfusion Facility,
  • Plasma Inertial Confinement
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
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© 1993 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
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Citation Information
Ronald E. Olson, G. O. Allshouse, D. L. Cook, T. R. Lockner, et al.. "The Light Ion LMF and Its Relevance to IFE" Fusion Engineering (1993)
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