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Chamber transport

By CRAIG L. OLSON

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Heavy ion beam transport through the containment chamber plays a crucial role in all heavy ion fusion (HIF) scenarios. Here, several parameters are used to characterize the operating space for HIF beams; transport modes are assessed in relation to evolving target/accelerator requirements; results of recent relevant experiments and simulations of HIF transport are summarized; and relevant instabilities are reviewed. All transport options still exist, including (1) vacuum ballistic transport, (2) neutralized ballistic transport, and (3) channel-like transport. Presently, the European HIF program favors vacuum ballistic transport, while the US HIF program favors neutralized ballistic transport with channel-like transport as an alternate approach. Further transport research is needed to clearly guide selection of the most attractive, integrated HIF system

Topics: Current Neutralization, Plasma Instabilities, Fusion Target Chambers, 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion Technology, Ion Beam Transport, Ion Beams, Heavy Ions, Inertial Fusion Enery, Beam Transport, Heavy Ion Fusion, Charge Neutralization, Inertial Confinement, Plasma Instability Inertial Fusion Enery, Inertial Fusion Drivers
Publisher: Sandia National Laboratories
Year: 2000
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0168-9002(99)01373-X
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