• Laser targets and experiments for the sake of science and energy in the 22nd century

    • Fulltext

       

        Click here to view fulltext PDF


      Permanent link:
      https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/pram/075/06/1115-1127

    • Keywords

       

      Alternative energetics; plasma physics; thermonuclear fusion; nanostructured material.

    • Abstract

       

      Laser fusion for energy and hybride schemes with laser application are original and highly tempting because they are ecofriendly, with almost unlimited resources. Though quite challenging, even development stage is fruitful in hi-tech and provides vast fundamental knowledge. The present paper discusses important results concerning target fabrication detailing several finer points of view which may not appear obvious. The current status of and achievements in targets are provided and validation experiments are discussed. The prospects and the unexpected difficulties are presented. The comparable resources and cost (unlike sizes differing orders of magnitude) for the targets and for driver over the driver’s life cycle scale prove there is no time to waste with target technology findings and validation experiments, especially in view of ignition shortly expected with National Ignition Facility.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      N G Borisenko1 Yu A Merkuliev1

      1. Thermonuclear Target Laboratory (TTL), Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI), Moscow, Russia
    • Dates

       
  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

    • Editorial Note on Continuous Article Publication

      Posted on July 25, 2019

      Click here for Editorial Note on CAP Mode

© 2017-2019 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.