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EPSRC Reference: GR/R05062/01
Title: Payload Acceleration and Instability Growth Rates In Soft X-Ray Driven Tamped Ablative Systems
Principal Investigator: Haines, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Rose, Professor S Willi, Professor O
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Department: Dept of Physics
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 July 2001 Ends: 31 March 2005 Value (£): 271,790
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Energy
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The dynamics of soft x-ray heated foam/ foil packages will be investigated, with a view to their possible application to inertial Confinement FusionThe supersonically heated foam plasma is used to tamp the expansion of the ablation plasma produced at the foam/ foil interface. Several key parameters will be varied, in order to find the optimum configuration for driving a payload. In addition, this new target arrangement will be used to measure the growth rate of the Rayleigh Taylor instability in a novel regime.
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