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By D. Penache, C. Niemann, A. Tauschwitz, R. Knobloch, S. Neff, R. Birkner, C. Penache, M. Geißel L, H. Wahl, D. H. H. Hoffmann, Tu Darmstadt and Gsi Darmstadt


In inertial confinement fusion driven by heavy ions a critical issue is the transport of the ion beams through the reactor chamber. To successfully achieve ignition of the fuel pellet the ion beam must have a very well defined temporal and geometrical shape at the target position. In all plant scenarios the reactor has radii of 3-5 m and in some is envisaged to have a gas filling to protect the first wall from the x-rays produced by the pellet explosion [1]. Therefore ion beam transport by means of a discharge channel ignited in the background gas represents an attractive alternative due to neutralization of the beam space charge and electrical current. Since a number of years the transport of heavy ion beams with discharge plasma channels is investigated at the GSI-UNILAC accelerator. In a 0.5 m long cylindrical metallic chamber filled with low-pressure ammonia a rarefaction channels with preferential breakdown conditions is created along the axis by resonant absorptio

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