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Dr Mark Eric Dieckmann - Aspects of inertial confinement fusion and expansion of laser-heated plasma

Talare: Dr Mark Eric Dieckmann

Tid: Torsdag 14/4, kl 15.15

Plats: TP41

Abstract

Inertial confinement fusion is now being considered as a physically and technologically viable, virtually inexhaustible source of energy. The concept was first proposed in the 60's, but only recent breakthroughs in laser technology, such as chirped pulse amplification, make it possible to reach the required energy densities in the target material. I will discuss the concept and technological aspects of nuclear fusion in my talk, the focus being on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) as the large-scale facility that is likely to reach the ignition conditions. I will then give an overview of the research project pursued by me and by my collaborators, which is the experimental observation and the numerical modeling of expanding laser-ablated plasma.


Thu Apr 14 09:11:00 CEST 2011




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