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Techniques for Obtaining Cryogenic Laser Fusion Targets by Condensing Fuel Gases in Microshell Pellets

  • T. M. Henderson
  • R. B. Jacobs
  • D. E. Solomon
  • G. H. Wuttke
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 21)

Abstract

Thermonuclear fusion research is conducted at KMS Fusion by illuminating spherical glass shells containing deuterium-tritium (DT) with a Nd:glass laser [1]. These shells contain mixtures of deuterium and tritium fuel at pressures of between 10 and 100 atm. The deuterium-tritium fusion reaction occurs when the shell is caused to implode, the fuel being compressed to high pressures and temperatures, thus initiating fusion. Present experiments are directed toward optimization of laser and pellet parameters.

Keywords

Thermal Resistance Solid Fuel Conduction Path Glass Laser Target Chamber 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Henderson
    • 1
  • R. B. Jacobs
    • 1
  • D. E. Solomon
    • 1
  • G. H. Wuttke
    • 1
  1. 1.KMS Fusion, Inc.Ann ArborUSA

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