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An Updated Point Design for Heavy Ion Fusion

S. S. Yu, W. R. Meier, R. P. Abbott, J. J. Barnard, T. Brown, D. A. Callahan, C. Debonnel, P. Heitzenroeder, J. F. Latkowski, B. G. Logan, S. J. Pemberton, P. F. Peterson, D. V. Rose, G-L. Sabbi, W. M. Sharp, D. R. Welch

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 44 / Number 2 / September 2003 / Pages 266-273


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An updated, self-consistent point design for a heavy ion fusion (HIF) power plant based on an induction linac driver, indirect-drive targets, and a thick liquid wall chamber has been completed. Conservative parameters were selected to allow each design area to meet its functional requirements in a robust manner, and thus this design is referred to as the Robust Point Design (RPD-2002). This paper provides a top-level summary of the major characteristics and design parameters for the target, driver, final focus magnet layout and shielding, chamber, beam propagation to the target, and overall power plant.

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