A polar direct drive liquid deuterium–tritium wetted foam target concept for inertial confinement fusion

R. E. Olson, M. J. Schmitt, B. M. Haines, G. E. Kemp, C. B. Yeamans, B. E. Blue, D. W. Schmidt, A. Haid, M. Farrell, P. A. Bradley, H. F. Robey, R. J. Leeper
2021 Physics of Plasmas  
We propose a new approach to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) that could potentially lead to ignition and propagating thermonuclear burn at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The proposal is based upon a combination of two concepts, referred to as polar direct drive and liquid deuterium-tritium wetted foam capsules. With this new concept, 2D radiation hydrodynamic simulations indicate that ICF ignition and propagating thermonuclear burn are possible with the laser power and energy capabilities available today on the NIF.
doi:10.1063/5.0062590 fatcat:5uvcqyehkvefhdenxn7wta6que