Fusion with the megajoule laser

D Besnard
2008 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
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more » ... the direct drive targets compression for the megajoule laser facility N.N. Demchenko et al -This content was downloaded from IP address on 26/07 Abstract. Achieving fusion with LMJ requires a coordinated program associating the facility itself, and associated targets. New results obtained since the last IFSA conference are presented, starting from the facility itself (including operations), moving to cryogenic targets, on to plasma diagnostics. We identified high yield fusion capsules that require no more that 1.4 MJ of laser energy, offering new opportunities for operating LMJ. The corresponding experimental path to fusion is described and commented.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/112/1/012004 fatcat:gbcqnqrojnbz5luyrjeughpf6m