Development path for Z-Pinch IFE

C. Olson, G. Rochau, S. Slutz, C. Morrow, R. Olson, M. Cuneo, D. Hanson, G. Bennett, T. Sanford, J. Bailey, W. Stygar, R. Vesey, T. Mehlhorn, K. Struve, M. Mazarakis, M. Savage, T. Pointon, M. Kiefer, S. Rosenthal, K. CochraneL. Schneider, S. Glover, K. Reed, D. Schroen, C. Farnum, M. Modesto, D. Oscar, L. Chhabildas, J. Boyes, V. Vigil, R. Keith, M. Turgeon, B. Cipiti, E. Lindgren, V. Dandini, H. Tran, D. Smith, D. McDaniel, J. Quintenz, M. K. Matzen, J. P. VanDevender, W. Gauster, L. Shephard, M. Walck, T. Renk, T. Tanaka, M. Ulrickson, W. Meier, J. Latkowski, R. Moir, R. Schmitt, S. Reyes, R. Abbott, R. Peterson, G. Pollock, P. Ottinger, J. Schumer, P. Peterson, D. Kammer, G. Kulcinski, L. El-Guebaly, G. Moses, I. Sviatoslavsky, M. Sawan, M. Andersen, R. Bonazza, J. Oakley, P. Meekunasombat, J. De Groot, N. Jensen, M. Abdou, A. Ying, P. Calderoni, N. Morley, S. Abdel-Khalik, C. Dillon, C. Lascar, D. Sadowski, R. Curry, K. McDonald, M. Barkey, W. Szaroletta, R. Gallix, N. Alexander, W. Rickman, C. Charman, H. Shatoff, D. Welch, D. Rose, P. Panchuk, D. Louie, S. Dean, A. Kim, S. Nedoseev, E. Grabovsky, A. Kingsep, V. Smirnov

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    The long-range goal of the Z-Pinch IFE program is to produce an economically-attractive power plant using high-yield z-pinch-driven targets (∼3GJ) with low reprate per chamber (∼0.1 Hz). The present mainline choice for a Z-Pinch IFE power plant uses an LTD (Linear Transformer Driver) repetitive pulsed power driver, a Recyclable. Transmission Line (RTL), a dynamic hohlraum z-pinch-driven target, and a thick-liquid wall chamber. The RTL connects the pulsed power driver directly to the z-pinch-driven target, and is made from frozen coolant or a material that is easily separable from the coolant (such as carbon steel). The RTL is destroyed by the fusion explosion, but the RTL materials are recycled, and a new RTL is inserted on each shot. A development path for Z-Pinch IFE has been created that complements and leverages the NNSA DP ICF program. Funding by a U.S. Congressional initiative of $4M for FY04 through NNSA DP is supporting assessment and initial research on (I) RTLs, (2) repetitive pulsed power drivers, (3) shock mitigation [because of the high yield targets], (4) planning for a proof-of-principle full RTL cycle demonstration [with a 1 MA, 1 MV, 100 ns, 0.1 Hz driver], (5) IFE target studies for multi-GJ yield targets, and (6) z-pinch IFE power plant engineering and technology development. Initial results from all areas of this research are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)633-640
    Number of pages8
    JournalFusion Science and Technology
    Volume47
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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    Olson, C., Rochau, G., Slutz, S., Morrow, C., Olson, R., Cuneo, M., ... Smirnov, V. (2005). Development path for Z-Pinch IFE. Fusion Science and Technology, 47(3), 633-640. https://doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A757

    Development path for Z-Pinch IFE. / Olson, C.; Rochau, G.; Slutz, S.; Morrow, C.; Olson, R.; Cuneo, M.; Hanson, D.; Bennett, G.; Sanford, T.; Bailey, J.; Stygar, W.; Vesey, R.; Mehlhorn, T.; Struve, K.; Mazarakis, M.; Savage, M.; Pointon, T.; Kiefer, M.; Rosenthal, S.; Cochrane, K.; Schneider, L.; Glover, S.; Reed, K.; Schroen, D.; Farnum, C.; Modesto, M.; Oscar, D.; Chhabildas, L.; Boyes, J.; Vigil, V.; Keith, R.; Turgeon, M.; Cipiti, B.; Lindgren, E.; Dandini, V.; Tran, H.; Smith, D.; McDaniel, D.; Quintenz, J.; Matzen, M. K.; VanDevender, J. P.; Gauster, W.; Shephard, L.; Walck, M.; Renk, T.; Tanaka, T.; Ulrickson, M.; Meier, W.; Latkowski, J.; Moir, R.; Schmitt, R.; Reyes, S.; Abbott, R.; Peterson, R.; Pollock, G.; Ottinger, P.; Schumer, J.; Peterson, P.; Kammer, D.; Kulcinski, G.; El-Guebaly, L.; Moses, G.; Sviatoslavsky, I.; Sawan, M.; Andersen, M.; Bonazza, R.; Oakley, J.; Meekunasombat, P.; De Groot, J.; Jensen, N.; Abdou, M.; Ying, A.; Calderoni, P.; Morley, N.; Abdel-Khalik, S.; Dillon, C.; Lascar, C.; Sadowski, D.; Curry, R.; McDonald, K.; Barkey, M.; Szaroletta, W.; Gallix, R.; Alexander, N.; Rickman, W.; Charman, C.; Shatoff, H.; Welch, D.; Rose, D.; Panchuk, P.; Louie, D.; Dean, S.; Kim, A.; Nedoseev, S.; Grabovsky, E.; Kingsep, A.; Smirnov, V.

    In: Fusion Science and Technology, Vol. 47, No. 3, 01.01.2005, p. 633-640.

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    Olson, C, Rochau, G, Slutz, S, Morrow, C, Olson, R, Cuneo, M, Hanson, D, Bennett, G, Sanford, T, Bailey, J, Stygar, W, Vesey, R, Mehlhorn, T, Struve, K, Mazarakis, M, Savage, M, Pointon, T, Kiefer, M, Rosenthal, S, Cochrane, K, Schneider, L, Glover, S, Reed, K, Schroen, D, Farnum, C, Modesto, M, Oscar, D, Chhabildas, L, Boyes, J, Vigil, V, Keith, R, Turgeon, M, Cipiti, B, Lindgren, E, Dandini, V, Tran, H, Smith, D, McDaniel, D, Quintenz, J, Matzen, MK, VanDevender, JP, Gauster, W, Shephard, L, Walck, M, Renk, T, Tanaka, T, Ulrickson, M, Meier, W, Latkowski, J, Moir, R, Schmitt, R, Reyes, S, Abbott, R, Peterson, R, Pollock, G, Ottinger, P, Schumer, J, Peterson, P, Kammer, D, Kulcinski, G, El-Guebaly, L, Moses, G, Sviatoslavsky, I, Sawan, M, Andersen, M, Bonazza, R, Oakley, J, Meekunasombat, P, De Groot, J, Jensen, N, Abdou, M, Ying, A, Calderoni, P, Morley, N, Abdel-Khalik, S, Dillon, C, Lascar, C, Sadowski, D, Curry, R, McDonald, K, Barkey, M, Szaroletta, W, Gallix, R, Alexander, N, Rickman, W, Charman, C, Shatoff, H, Welch, D, Rose, D, Panchuk, P, Louie, D, Dean, S, Kim, A, Nedoseev, S, Grabovsky, E, Kingsep, A & Smirnov, V 2005, 'Development path for Z-Pinch IFE', Fusion Science and Technology, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 633-640. https://doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A757
    Olson C, Rochau G, Slutz S, Morrow C, Olson R, Cuneo M et al. Development path for Z-Pinch IFE. Fusion Science and Technology. 2005 Jan 1;47(3):633-640. https://doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A757
    Olson, C. ; Rochau, G. ; Slutz, S. ; Morrow, C. ; Olson, R. ; Cuneo, M. ; Hanson, D. ; Bennett, G. ; Sanford, T. ; Bailey, J. ; Stygar, W. ; Vesey, R. ; Mehlhorn, T. ; Struve, K. ; Mazarakis, M. ; Savage, M. ; Pointon, T. ; Kiefer, M. ; Rosenthal, S. ; Cochrane, K. ; Schneider, L. ; Glover, S. ; Reed, K. ; Schroen, D. ; Farnum, C. ; Modesto, M. ; Oscar, D. ; Chhabildas, L. ; Boyes, J. ; Vigil, V. ; Keith, R. ; Turgeon, M. ; Cipiti, B. ; Lindgren, E. ; Dandini, V. ; Tran, H. ; Smith, D. ; McDaniel, D. ; Quintenz, J. ; Matzen, M. K. ; VanDevender, J. P. ; Gauster, W. ; Shephard, L. ; Walck, M. ; Renk, T. ; Tanaka, T. ; Ulrickson, M. ; Meier, W. ; Latkowski, J. ; Moir, R. ; Schmitt, R. ; Reyes, S. ; Abbott, R. ; Peterson, R. ; Pollock, G. ; Ottinger, P. ; Schumer, J. ; Peterson, P. ; Kammer, D. ; Kulcinski, G. ; El-Guebaly, L. ; Moses, G. ; Sviatoslavsky, I. ; Sawan, M. ; Andersen, M. ; Bonazza, R. ; Oakley, J. ; Meekunasombat, P. ; De Groot, J. ; Jensen, N. ; Abdou, M. ; Ying, A. ; Calderoni, P. ; Morley, N. ; Abdel-Khalik, S. ; Dillon, C. ; Lascar, C. ; Sadowski, D. ; Curry, R. ; McDonald, K. ; Barkey, M. ; Szaroletta, W. ; Gallix, R. ; Alexander, N. ; Rickman, W. ; Charman, C. ; Shatoff, H. ; Welch, D. ; Rose, D. ; Panchuk, P. ; Louie, D. ; Dean, S. ; Kim, A. ; Nedoseev, S. ; Grabovsky, E. ; Kingsep, A. ; Smirnov, V. / Development path for Z-Pinch IFE. In: Fusion Science and Technology. 2005 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 633-640.
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