Accession Number:

ADA639586

Title:

Proposed Generation and Compression of a Target Plasma for MTF

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1995-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Magnetized target fusion MTF, in which a magnetothermally insulated plasma is hydrodynamically compressed to fusion conditions, represents an approach to controlled fusion which avoids difficulties of both traditional inertial confinement and magnetic confinement approaches. It appears possible to compress a rnagnetothermally insulated plasma to fusion ignition conditions using existing, relatively inexpensive drivers, such as pulsed power devices including explosive pulsed power. Hence, MTF may represent a means to demonstrate and study ignited plasmas with a very small capital investment. An ongoing LANL explosive pulsed power collaboration with the Russian VNIIEF Laboratory at Arzarnas 16 is partly motivated by this application.

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE