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Volume 59, 2013IFSA 2011 – Seventh International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||I. Keynotes Addresses, General Plenary Papers and Edward Teller Medal Lectures|
|Published online||15 November 2013|
Ignition tuning for the National Ignition Campaign
1 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, PO Box 5508, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
2 Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY, USA
3 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
4 Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, USA
5 Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
6 General Atomics, San Diego, CA, USA
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Published online: 15 November 2013
The overall goal of the indirect-drive inertial confinement fusion  tuning campaigns  is to maximize the probability of ignition by experimentally correcting for likely residual uncertainties in the implosion and hohlraum physics  used in our radiation-hydrodynamic computational models, and by checking for and resolving unexpected shot-to-shot variability in performance . This has been started successfully using a variety of surrogate capsules that set key laser, hohlraum and capsule parameters to maximize ignition capsule implosion velocity, while minimizing fuel adiabat, core shape asymmetry and ablator-fuel mix.
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