Energy gain of spherical shell targets ablatively imploded by thermal radiation

A.R. Piriz, J.G. Wouchuk

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A previous model which allows the calculation of the target gain consistently with the implosion phase is used to study how the ignition energy is determined by the parameters which control the implosion and the ignition. Location and height of the ignition cliff are found to be strongly dependent on the implosion velocity and on the cold fuel isentrope, in good agreement with recently reported simulations. Besides, gain and ignition energy depend on the constraints imposed by the symmetry and hydrostability criteria. © 1993 Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1901 - 1907
Number of pages7
JournalLa Rivista del Nuovo Cimento
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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