Studies on radiation symmetrization in heavy-ion-driven hohlraum targets

M. Temporal, S. Atzeni

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Radiation symmetrization within spherical, ellipsoidal and cylindrical hohlraum targets for heavy-ion intertial-confinement fusion (ICF) is studied by means of a 3D numerical static model, in which realistic assumptions are made concerning the geometry of the system and, particularly, of the radiation «converters». Among the systems so far studied, only spherical hohlraums with six converters achieve the illumination symmetry of the fusion capsule considered necessary for ICF applications. A parametric study of cylindrical hohlraums enlightens the effect of several parameter changes, and suggests directions for further studies, aiming at the design of two-converter targets. © 1993 Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1925 - 1930
Number of pages6
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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