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H. Homma, H. Kadota, H. Hosokawa, M. Nagata, T. Fujimura, K. Nagai, M. Nakai, T. Norimatsu, H. Azechi
Fusion Science and Technology
Volume 59 / Number 1 / January 2011 / Pages 276-278
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Recent developments of several key issues for fabrication techniques of cone and shell target for the first phase of the Fast Ignition Realization Experiment (FIREX-I) project at the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, are described in this paper. The most important modification of the target design is a double cone, and a new fabrication technique has been developed. Although the error of assembling the cones is still several microns, the first prototype of a double-cone target with a vacuum gap of 20 m was successfully provided for the preliminary experiment. Additionally, Ti:sapphire laser machining was used to bore a hole in the polystyrene shell.
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