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This division promotes the development and timely introduction of fusion energy as a sustainable energy source with favorable economic, environmental, and safety attributes. The division cooperates with other organizations on common issues of multidisciplinary fusion science and technology, conducts professional meetings, and disseminates technical information in support of these goals. Members focus on the assessment and resolution of critical developmental issues for practical fusion energy applications.
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University of Florida–led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
C. Kong, E. M. Giraldez, J. W. Crippen, H. Huang, M. L. Hoppe, Jr., M. Vu, K. J. Boehm, N. G. Rice, F. H. Elsner, P. Fitzsimmons, M. P. Farrell
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 3 | April 2018 | Pages 363-369
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1397486
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Current capsules used at the National Ignition Facility utilize a single-shell design comprised of a single ablator material. Although single-shell designs are currently the standard design, they suffer from several physics disadvantages, such as sensitivity to asymmetries and instabilities. The double shell is a proposed design utilizing a high-Z inner metal shell with a low-Z outer shell that is intended to mitigate the issues associated with typical single-shell designs.
Electroplating is one method that can be utilized to fabricate high-Z metal shells. Au is one particular material that can be electroplated with high density and uniformity. Capsule fill tube assemblies (CFTAs) built from these Au shells have passed all cryogenic leak tests. The shells have a low native surface roughness and are free of voids. Au shells have been successfully fabricated, characterized, and built into CFTAs.