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10 Inertial confinement fusion: heavy ions

  • R. M. BockEmail author
  • I. Hofmann
  • D. H. H. Hoffmann
  • G. Logan
Part of the Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII Advanced Materials and Technologies book series


This document is part of Subvolume B 'Nuclear Energy' of Volume 3 'Energy Technologies' of Landolt-Börnstein Group VIII 'Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

It contains:

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Target physics

10.2.1 Interaction of heavy ions with matter

10.2.2 Basic issues of IFE target development for heavy ion beams

10.2.3 Physics of dense plasmas and fast ignition

10.2.4 Conclusions

10.3 Heavy ion driver concepts

10.3.1 Introduction

10.3.2 Basic principles Requirements for fusion energy production Intense heavy ion beams

10.3.3 Driver scenarios RF linac and storage ring systems Induction linac scenario and component development

10.4 The inertial fusion reactor

10.4.1 Introduction

10.4.2 Systems overview

10.4.3 Reactor chamber design Chamber and jet array system, clearing and condensation Target injection Tritium technology and facilities Materials and molten-salt technology

10.4.4 Neutronics and activation of materials, safety aspects

10.4.5 Power plant parameters and economic analysis

10.4.6 Conclusions

10.5 References for 10


energy electricity power energy technology nuclear energy fission fusion nuclear fission nuclear fusion reactor reactor physics reactor technology plant nuclear power plant NPP fuel nuclear fuel radiation radiation measurement radioactivity radionuclide radioactive waste waste management risk analysis safety analysis protection strategy economic aspects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Bock
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Hofmann
    • 1
  • D. H. H. Hoffmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Logan
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.GSI DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.LBNLBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.VNL Livermore Berkeley PrincetonLivermore Berkeley PrincetonUSA

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