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Mikhail L. Shmatov, Ronald W. Petzoldt, Emanuil I. Valmianski
Fusion Science and Technology
Volume 43 / Number 3 / May 2003 / Pages 312-320
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Protection of the direct-drive thermonuclear targets in the reaction chamber by containers of several kinds is considered. Thermoinsulation of the cryogenic thermonuclear fuel by a target ablator consisting of two layers separated by vacuum, low-density gas, or low-density foam is also considered. It is shown that the cones that provide a beam channel for heating the compressed fuel in some of the fast ignition, direct compression scenarios can also serve as effective wake shields protecting the fuel capsules.
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