Fast ignition by quasimonoenergetic ion beams

Honrubia Checa, José Javier and Enriquez, C. D. and Fernández, J. C. and Hegelich, M. (2013). Fast ignition by quasimonoenergetic ion beams. "EPJ Web of Conferences", v. 59 ; pp.. ISSN 2100-014X. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20135903013.

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Title: Fast ignition by quasimonoenergetic ion beams
Author/s:
  • Honrubia Checa, José Javier
  • Enriquez, C. D.
  • Fernández, J. C.
  • Hegelich, M.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: EPJ Web of Conferences
Date: November 2013
ISSN: 2100-014X
Volume: 59
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The potential of quasimonoenergetic ion beams for fast ignition (FI) of fusion targets is investigated. Lithium, carbon, aluminium and vanadium ions have been considered here to determine the optimal kinetic energy for each ion type. Our calculations show that the ignition energies of those beams impinging on a standard fuel configuration are similar. However, they are obtained for very different ion energies. Assuming that the ions can be focused onto 10 ?m spots, a new irradiation scheme that reduces substantially the ignition energies is proposed. The combination of using intermediate ions, such as 5.5 GeV vanadium, and the new irradiation scheme allows one to reduce the number of ions required for ignition by roughly three orders of magnitude when compared with the standard proton FI scheme.

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Item ID: 29123
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29123/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29123
DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/20135903013
Official URL: http://www.epj-conferences.org
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Aug 2014 16:51
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:44
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