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IFE Chamber Technology - Status and Future Challenges

W. R. Meier, A. R. Raffray, S. I. Abdel-Khalik, G. L. Kulcinski, J. F. Latowski, F. Najmabadi, C. L. Olson, P. F. Peterson, A. Ying, M. Yoda

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 44 / Number 1 / July 2003 / Pages 27-33

Technical Paper / Fusion Energy - Fusion Plenary and Overview /

Significant progress has been made on addressing critical issues for inertial fusion energy (IFE) chambers for heavy-ion, laser and Z-pinch drivers. A variety of chamber concepts are being investigated including drywall (currently favored for laser IFE), wetted-wall (applicable to both laser and ion drivers), and thick-liquid-wall (favored by heavy ion and z-pinch drivers). Recent progress and remaining challenges in developing IFE chambers are reviewed.

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