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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 973-978
Inertial Confinement Fusion | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22985
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This study parametrically examines the implications on inertial fusion reactor design of the use of direct drive pellets as an alternative to the radiation-driven targets. We have examined the impacts of direct illumination on mirror damage constraints, reactor neutronic performance, and system energetics and cost. The capital costs for low f/number, direct-illumination-driven inertial fusion power plants are required to be significantly less than those for the radiation-driven or high f/number direct illumination driven power plants to produce electricity at the same cost.