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.

    Язык оригиналаАнглийский
    Название основной публикации15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004
    Число страниц5
    СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 дек 2004
    Событие15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004 - St. Petersburg, Российская Федерация
    Продолжительность: 18 июл 200423 июл 2004


    Другое15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004
    СтранаРоссийская Федерация
    ГородSt. Petersburg

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    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    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., ... Smirnov, V. (2004). Progress on z-pinch inertial fusion energy. В 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004 (стр. 681-685). [6220636]