inertial fusion


Related to inertial fusion: Laser fusion

inertial fusion

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inertial confinement fusion

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(General Physics) physics a type of nuclear fusion in which the inertia of matter enables it to fuse by impact, as by pulses of laser radiation or high-energy charged particles, rather than by high temperature
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Although it was derived for inertial fusion with zero magnetic field, Criterion has been inaccurately applied to all magnetic fusion systems of 146 past and 35 current tokamaks.
develop a plan for our province's engagement in fusion energy and related technologies as part of an economic diversification strategy, with the objective of building the world's first inertial fusion energy (IFE) demo plant, jointly with the USA, in Alberta".
Interim report-status of the study; "An assessment of the prospects for inertial fusion energy".
Said McBride's manager Dan Sinars, "When Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion was first proposed, our biggest concern was whether the instabilities would disrupt the target before fusion reactions could occur.
The test confirmed that a technique called inertial fusion ignition could be used to trigger nuclear fusion-the merging of the nuclei of two atoms of, say, hydrogen-which can result in a tremendous amount of excess energy.
Expert contributors cover such topics as progress in fast ignition, fusion targets, fundamentals of ICF Hohlraums, direct-drive inertial fusion and the acceleration of photons and quasi-particles.
New material on advances on the experimental side, such as the application of high density plasmas of inertial fusion
Moses holds patents in laser technology, inertial fusion energy, and computational physics.
The NIF is a proposed national center to study inertial fusion and high-energy-density science.
They note that the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences "has historically provided almost all of its funding toward magnetic fusion energy research" and urged that funding also be provided for inertial fusion energy research "since it is impossible to know which will be most successful at the earliest possible date.
The NIF promises to be a giant step forward in the commercialization of clean fusion power by supplying critical information for the scientific evaluation of Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) ignition and gain.
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