Nuclear Fusion by Inertial Confinement provides a comprehensive analysis of directly driven inertial confinement fusion. All important aspects of the process are covered, including scientific considerations that support the concept, lasers and particle beams as drivers, target fabrication, analytical and numerical calculations, and materials and engineering considerations. Authors from Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, and the U.S. have contributed to the volume, making it an internationally significant work for all scientists working in the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) field, as well as for graduate students in engineering and physics with interest in ICF.
An Introduction to Nuclear Fusion by Inertial Confinement (J.M. Martínez-Val, G. Velarde, and Y. Ronen). The Physics of Directly Driven Targets (S. Eliezer and H. Hora). Laser-Target Interaction: Laser Energy Absorption and Nonlinear Plasma Phenomena (V. Yu. Bychenkov and V.T. Tikhonchuk). Energy Transfer to the Plasma in Laser Targets (Yu.V. Afanasiev and S.Yu.Gus'kov). Ion Beam-Target Interaction (Z. Zinamon). Atomic Physics in Dense Plasma (R.M. More). Electron Heat Conduction in ICF Targets (J.R. Sanmartín). Radiation Transport in ICF Targets (E. Mínguez). Charged Particle Transport (J.J. Honrubia). ICF Neutronics (M. Piera and J.M. Martínez-Val). The Compression Phase in ICF Targets (T. Yabe). Ignition and Burn Propagation in ICF Targets (S. Gus'kov and V. Rozanov). Hydrodynamic Instability of Target Implosion in ICF (E.G. Gamaly). Solid State Lasers (J.M. Soures). Excimer Lasers (L. Rosocha, S.J. Czuchlewski, B.J. Krohn, and J. McLeod). Free Electron Lasers for ICF (W.B. Colson, J. Blau, D. Craun, D. Gillingham, D. Kiel, J.H. Park, and R. Souza). Heavy Ion Accelerators for ICF (R.W. Müller). Light-Ion Accelerators for ICF (J.P. VanDevender and H.-J. Bluhm). Magnetically Imploded Plasma as a Driver for ICF (J.G. Linhart). Diagnostics of Laser-Imploded Plasma (C. Yamanaka). Target Fabrication (Y. Izawa and T. Norimatsu). Laser-Driven ICF Experiments (R.L. McCrory, Jr.). Particle Beam-Driven ICF Experiments (H.U. Karow and J.P. VanDevender). Irradiation Effects and Activation in Structural Materials (J.M. Perlado and J. Sanz). ICF Reactors-Conceptual Design Studies (G. Kessler, G.L. Kulcinski, and R.R. Peterson). Appendix: Units and Physical Constants. Index.