Figure from the DOE Report October, 2014

October 2014 DOE Report

Impact of First-Principles Properties of Deuterium–Tritium on Inertial Confinement Fusion Target Designs

A comprehensive knowledge of the properties of high-energy-density plasmas is crucial to understanding and designing low-adiabat, inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions.

Here, the model-predicted pulse shape for a direct-drive, low-adiabat ignition design for the National Ignition Facility (a), and comparisons between the traditional model prediction and the simulation (b) are shown.

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