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Update on NIF Indirect Drive Ignition Target Fabrication Specifications

S. W. Haan, P. A. Amendt, T. R. Dittrich, S. P. Hatchett, M. C. Herrmann, O. A. Hurricane, M. M. Marinak, D. Munro, S. M. Pollaine, G. A. Strobel, L. J. Suter

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 45 / Number 2 / March 2004 / Pages 69-73

Technical Paper / Target Fabrication

Indirect drive ignition target simulations are described as they are used to determine target fabrication specifications. Simulations are being used to explore options for making the targets more robust, and to develop more detailed understanding of the performance of a few point designs. The current array of targets is described. A new target is described with radially dependent Cu dopant in Be. This target has significantly looser specifications for high-mode perturbations than previous targets. Current estimates of size limitations for fill tubes, holes, and isolated defect are discussed. Recent 3D simulations are described.

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