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External Heat Transfer Coefficient Measurements on a Surrogate Indirect Inertial Confinement Fusion Target

Robin Miles, Mark Havstad, Mary LeBlanc, Ilya Golosker, Allan Chang, Paul Rosso

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 68 / Number 4 / November 2015 / Pages 780-787

Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-904

First Online Publication:September 15, 2015
Updated:November 5, 2015

External heat transfer coefficients were measured around a surrogate indirect inertial confinement fusion target based on the laser inertial fusion energy (LIFE) target to validate thermal models of the LIFE target during flight through a fusion chamber. Results indicated that heat transfer coefficients for this target, in the range of 25 to 50 W/m2┬ĚK, were consistent with theoretically derived heat transfer coefficients and are valid for use in calculation of target heating during flight through a fusion chamber.

 
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