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Published by Academic Press in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Laser fusion.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementH. Motz.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC791.73 .M67
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 290 p. :
    Number of Pages290
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4748525M
    ISBN 100125093500
    LC Control Number78067904


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The physics of laser fusion by H. Motz Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Motz, H. (Hans), Physics of laser fusion. London ; New York: Academic Press, (OCoLC) The basic physical processes of laser-driven fusion are examined.

Attention is given to nuclear fusion reactions and power generation from them, laser systems for plasma generation and compression, and the basic properties of plasmas. Nonlinear plasma processes are examined, including stimulated and spontaneous transitions, wave-wave transformations, Cerenkov radiation, scattering, and Cited by: The basic physical aspects of laser-driven fusion are The physics of laser fusion book.

Fusion reactions and the generation of power from them are discussed and laser systems are treated. Plasma physics is introduced, with discussions of collective motions, wave propagation and transverse waves, and nonlinear plasma processes, including stimulated and spontaneous transitions, Cerenkov radiation, scattering.

Covering the essentials in the field, from single particle to dense fluid interactions and from computational physics to applications for fusion energy, it also contains clear explanations of the theory of electrodynamics and laser-driven hydrodynamics, Maxwell’s stress tensor, and Lorentz force, complex refractive index and relativistic Cited by: The Physics of Laser Fusion First Edition by Hans Motz (Author) › Visit Amazon's Hans Motz Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by:   JOSEPH H. EBERLY is currently Andrew Carnegie Professor Physics and Professor of Optics at the University of Rochester.

A past president of the Optical Society of America, he has contributed to the research literature on theoretical quantum optics and laser physics, with interests in multipulse propogation, high-field atomic physics, quantum.

Book Published Redwood City, Calif.: Addison-Wesley, Language English Series Frontiers in Physics ISBN Description xviii, p. ; 25 cm. Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. Series Statement Frontiers in physics 73 Technical Details Staff View.

Other articles where Laser fusion is discussed: fusion reactor: Principles of inertial confinement: accomplished by focusing an intense laser beam or a charged particle beam, referred to as the driver, upon the small pellet (typically 1 to 10 mm in diameter).

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The first working LASER was created on This set of three laser lessons introduces students to the properties of lasers, the fundamental components of a laser, and. More on stellar fusion in another section of this book. thermonuclear weapons. The first fusion bomb used liquefied deuterium (heavy hydrogen).

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The book starts by providing an overview and survey of plasma physics; the theory of the electrodynamics of deformable media and.

A laser-based fusion experiment demonstrates that liquid fuel capsules could rectify problems encountered with ice-based fuel capsules. Don Jedlovec/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The strategy of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is to use high-power lasers to rapidly heat and compress a hydrogen fuel capsule.

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You will only need to do this once. Description. This publication is a comprehensive reference for graduate students and an invaluable guide for more experienced researchers. It provides an introduction to nuclear fusion and its status and prospects, and features specialized chapters written by leaders in the field, presenting the main research and development concepts in fusion physics.

A major source of energy loss in laser-driven fusion could be remedied with the use of optical elements called zooming-phase plates. APS/ Alan Stonebraker Figure 1: Illustration of crossed-beam energy transfer, a scattering process that is known to lower the efficiency of laser heating in certain inertial confinement fusion experiments.

Laser‐driven fusion is one approach to a long‐term solution to the world's energy supply problems, based on a virtually inexhaustible fuel source, deuterium from water.

It is also, along with magnetically confined fusion, one of the most difficult scientific tasks ever undertaken. REACTOR FOR BORON LASER FUSION | Against the well known difficulties with fusion of protons with boron, a change by many orders of magnitude is possible by ps laser pulses with >PW power where.

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Roy Johnson, who joined KMS Fusion as an experimentalist in mid, gives a very brief overview of the firm's work on laser fusion from Glass Alexander A1 Alexander J. Glass. () —In the early morning hours of Aug, Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused all of its ultra-powerful laser beams on Author: Breanna Bishop.

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Early stages: laser preamplifiers at the National Ignition Facility. (Courtesy: CC BY-SA /Damien Jemison/LLNL) Physicists working at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in the US say they have passed another important milestone in their quest for nuclear fusion energy.

They have shown that the fusion energy generated by the laser implosion of a deuterium-tritium fuel capsule is twice that. A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, say researchers.

Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is a type of fusion energy research that attempts to initiate nuclear fusion reactions by heating and compressing a fuel target, typically in the form of a pellet that most often contains a mixture of deuterium and l fuel pellets are about the size of a pinhead and contain around 10 milligrams of fuel.

To compress and heat the fuel, energy is. William L. Kruer is the Chief Scientist for Plasma Physics in the Inertial Confinement Fusion Theory Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Kruer received his Ph.d. in Astrophysics from Princeton University in A Fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of its Maxwell Prize, he has published numerous articles on Plasma Theory and Simulation, Laser. Basics of Laser Physics provides an introductory presentation of the field of all types of lasers.

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This book will be an important reference work for the field of high intensity and high plasma density laser-plasma interactions for years to come. It covers everything from single particles to dense fluids, from computational physics to the practical results in fusion.

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This book grew out of lecture notes for an undergraduate course in plasma physics that has been offered for a number of years at UCLA. With the current increase in interest in controlled fusion and the wide­ spread use of plasma physics in space research and relativistic as­ trophysics, it makes sense for the study of plasmas to become a part of an undergraduate student's basic experience.

The book is devoted to targets for nuclear fusion by inertial confinement and to the various branches of physics involved. It first discusses fusion reactions and general requirements for fusion energy production.

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This book is on inertial confinement fusion, an alternative way to produce electrical power from hydrogen fuel by using powerful lasers or particle beams. Two huge laser facilities are presently under construction to show that this method works.

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More Information. Climbing the Mountain of Fusion Ignition: An Interview with Omar Hurricane “On the Path to Ignition,” Science & Technology Review, March J.D. Lindl, "Development of the indirect-drive approach to inertial confinement fusion and the target physics basis for ignition and gain," Physics of Plasmas, Vol.

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