Inertial confinement fusion with heavy ion beams has a promising perspective for future energy generation. For the exploration of this concept Europe has a unique potential concerning the technologies involved. In particular, accelerator technology is highly developed, target and systems problems have been investigated during the last decade in the framework of national programs. In a recent initiative concepts and goals for future activities in this field have been addressed. It is proposed to combine activities in Europe under the auspices of the European Commission into a coordinated feasibility study for a Heavy Ion Ignition Facility which shall be elaborated by a Study Group during the next three years. The study shall be concerned with the design of a driver accelerator, of the targets and of the required reactor chamber, in order to elaborate a coherent set of parameters and a preliminary design of such a facility. (orig.)Available from TIB Hannover: RA 3692(95-22) / FIZ - Fachinformationszzentrum Karlsruhe / TIB - Technische InformationsbibliothekSIGLEDEGerman
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