“Exploring Inertial Confinement Fusion with Multiscale Modeling”

Dr. Liam Stanton

San Jose State University

Monday, October 11th at 4:00pm

At the National Ignition Facility, high-powered laser beams are used to compress a small target to generate fusion reactions. To achieve this, it is crucial to understand the initial mixing of the interface between the hydrogen fuel and the plastic ablator that encapsulates the target. Mixing occurs at various length-scales, ranging from atomic inter-species diffusion to hydrodynamic instabilities. [Read more…]

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