Progress on z-pinch inertial fusion energy

C. L. Olson, G. Rochau, S. Slutz, C. Morrow, R. Olson, A. Parker, M. Cuneo, D. Hanson, G. Bennett, T. Sanford, J. Bailey, W. Stygar, R. Vesey, T. Mehlhorn, K. Struve, M. Mazarakis, M. Savage, A. Owen, T. Pointon, M. KieferS. Rosenthal, L. Schneider, S. Glover, K. Reed, G. Benevides, D. Schroen, W. Krych, C. Farnum, M. Modesto, D. Oscar, L. Chhabildas, J. Boyes, V. Vigil, R. Keith, M. Turgeon, B. Smith, B. Cipiti, E. Lindgren, D. Smith, K. Peterson, V. Dandini, D. McDaniel, J. Quintenz, M. Matzen, J. P. Vandevender, W. Gauster, L. Shephard, M. Walck, T. Renk, T. Tanaka, M. Ulrickson, P. Peterson, J. De Groot, N. Jensen, R. Peterson, G. Pollock, P. Ottinger, J. Schumer, D. Kammer, I. Golovkin, G. Kulcinski, L. El-Guebaly, G. Moses, E. Mogahed, I. Sviatoslavsky, M. Sawan, M. Anderson, R. Gallix, N. Alexander, W. Rickman, H. Tran, P. Panchuk, W. Meier, J. Latkowski, R. Moir, R. Schmitt, R. Abbot, M. Abdou, A. Ying, P. Calderoni, N. Morley, S. Abdel-Khalik, D. Welch, D. Rose, W. Szaroletta, R. Curry, K. McDonald, 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 (3 GJ) with low rep-rate per chamber (0.1 Hz). He 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 low activation ferritic steel). The RTL is destroyed by the fusion explosion, but the RTL materials are recycled, and a new RTL is inserted on each shot. The RTL concept eliminates the problems of a final optic, high-speed target injection, and pointing and tracking N beams (N100). Instead, the RTL concept must be shown to be feasible and economically attractive. Results of Z-pinch IFE studies over the last three years are discussed, including RTL experiments at the 10 MA level on Saturn, RTL structural studies, RTL manufacturing/cost studies, RTL activation analysis, power plant studies, high-yield IFE target studies, etc. Recent funding by a U.S. Congressional initiative of $4M for FY04 is supporting research on (1) 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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004
    Pages681-685
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
    Event15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Duration: 18 Jul 200423 Jul 2004

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    Other15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004
    CountryRussian Federation
    CitySt. Petersburg
    Period18.7.0423.7.04

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    Olson, C. L., Rochau, G., Slutz, S., Morrow, C., Olson, R., Parker, A., ... Smirnov, V. (2004). Progress on z-pinch inertial fusion energy. In 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004 (pp. 681-685). [6220636]

    Progress on z-pinch inertial fusion energy. / Olson, C. L.; Rochau, G.; Slutz, S.; Morrow, C.; Olson, R.; Parker, A.; Cuneo, M.; Hanson, D.; Bennett, G.; Sanford, T.; Bailey, J.; Stygar, W.; Vesey, R.; Mehlhorn, T.; Struve, K.; Mazarakis, M.; Savage, M.; Owen, A.; Pointon, T.; Kiefer, M.; Rosenthal, S.; Schneider, L.; Glover, S.; Reed, K.; Benevides, G.; Schroen, D.; Krych, W.; Farnum, C.; Modesto, M.; Oscar, D.; Chhabildas, L.; Boyes, J.; Vigil, V.; Keith, R.; Turgeon, M.; Smith, B.; Cipiti, B.; Lindgren, E.; Smith, D.; Peterson, K.; Dandini, V.; McDaniel, D.; Quintenz, J.; Matzen, M.; Vandevender, J. P.; Gauster, W.; Shephard, L.; Walck, M.; Renk, T.; Tanaka, T.; Ulrickson, M.; Peterson, P.; De Groot, J.; Jensen, N.; Peterson, R.; Pollock, G.; Ottinger, P.; Schumer, J.; Kammer, D.; Golovkin, I.; Kulcinski, G.; El-Guebaly, L.; Moses, G.; Mogahed, E.; Sviatoslavsky, I.; Sawan, M.; Anderson, M.; Gallix, R.; Alexander, N.; Rickman, W.; Tran, H.; Panchuk, P.; Meier, W.; Latkowski, J.; Moir, R.; Schmitt, R.; Abbot, R.; Abdou, M.; Ying, A.; Calderoni, P.; Morley, N.; Abdel-Khalik, S.; Welch, D.; Rose, D.; Szaroletta, W.; Curry, R.; McDonald, K.; Louie, D.; Dean, S.; Kim, A.; Nedoseev, S.; Grabovsky, E.; Kingsep, A.; Smirnov, V.

    15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004. 2004. p. 681-685 6220636.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Olson, CL, Rochau, G, Slutz, S, Morrow, C, Olson, R, Parker, A, Cuneo, M, Hanson, D, Bennett, G, Sanford, T, Bailey, J, Stygar, W, Vesey, R, Mehlhorn, T, Struve, K, Mazarakis, M, Savage, M, Owen, A, Pointon, T, Kiefer, M, Rosenthal, S, Schneider, L, Glover, S, Reed, K, Benevides, G, Schroen, D, Krych, W, Farnum, C, Modesto, M, Oscar, D, Chhabildas, L, Boyes, J, Vigil, V, Keith, R, Turgeon, M, Smith, B, Cipiti, B, Lindgren, E, Smith, D, Peterson, K, Dandini, V, McDaniel, D, Quintenz, J, Matzen, M, Vandevender, JP, Gauster, W, Shephard, L, Walck, M, Renk, T, Tanaka, T, Ulrickson, M, Peterson, P, De Groot, J, Jensen, N, Peterson, R, Pollock, G, Ottinger, P, Schumer, J, Kammer, D, Golovkin, I, Kulcinski, G, El-Guebaly, L, Moses, G, Mogahed, E, Sviatoslavsky, I, Sawan, M, Anderson, M, Gallix, R, Alexander, N, Rickman, W, Tran, H, Panchuk, P, Meier, W, Latkowski, J, Moir, R, Schmitt, R, Abbot, R, Abdou, M, Ying, A, Calderoni, P, Morley, N, Abdel-Khalik, S, Welch, D, Rose, D, Szaroletta, W, Curry, R, McDonald, K, Louie, D, Dean, S, Kim, A, Nedoseev, S, Grabovsky, E, Kingsep, A & Smirnov, V 2004, Progress on z-pinch inertial fusion energy. in 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004., 6220636, pp. 681-685, 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 18.7.04.
    Olson CL, Rochau G, Slutz S, Morrow C, Olson R, Parker A et al. Progress on z-pinch inertial fusion energy. In 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004. 2004. p. 681-685. 6220636
    Olson, C. L. ; Rochau, G. ; Slutz, S. ; Morrow, C. ; Olson, R. ; Parker, A. ; Cuneo, M. ; Hanson, D. ; Bennett, G. ; Sanford, T. ; Bailey, J. ; Stygar, W. ; Vesey, R. ; Mehlhorn, T. ; Struve, K. ; Mazarakis, M. ; Savage, M. ; Owen, A. ; Pointon, T. ; Kiefer, M. ; Rosenthal, S. ; Schneider, L. ; Glover, S. ; Reed, K. ; Benevides, G. ; Schroen, D. ; Krych, W. ; Farnum, C. ; Modesto, M. ; Oscar, D. ; Chhabildas, L. ; Boyes, J. ; Vigil, V. ; Keith, R. ; Turgeon, M. ; Smith, B. ; Cipiti, B. ; Lindgren, E. ; Smith, D. ; Peterson, K. ; Dandini, V. ; McDaniel, D. ; Quintenz, J. ; Matzen, M. ; Vandevender, J. P. ; Gauster, W. ; Shephard, L. ; Walck, M. ; Renk, T. ; Tanaka, T. ; Ulrickson, M. ; Peterson, P. ; De Groot, J. ; Jensen, N. ; Peterson, R. ; Pollock, G. ; Ottinger, P. ; Schumer, J. ; Kammer, D. ; Golovkin, I. ; Kulcinski, G. ; El-Guebaly, L. ; Moses, G. ; Mogahed, E. ; Sviatoslavsky, I. ; Sawan, M. ; Anderson, M. ; Gallix, R. ; Alexander, N. ; Rickman, W. ; Tran, H. ; Panchuk, P. ; Meier, W. ; Latkowski, J. ; Moir, R. ; Schmitt, R. ; Abbot, R. ; Abdou, M. ; Ying, A. ; Calderoni, P. ; Morley, N. ; Abdel-Khalik, S. ; Welch, D. ; Rose, D. ; Szaroletta, W. ; Curry, R. ; McDonald, K. ; Louie, D. ; Dean, S. ; Kim, A. ; Nedoseev, S. ; Grabovsky, E. ; Kingsep, A. ; Smirnov, V. / Progress on z-pinch inertial fusion energy. 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004. 2004. pp. 681-685
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