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NIF Notes_Hohlraum Spring-2015

Tiny target chambers may become rugby footballs. Will these save ICF/IFE? During the early spring (2015), the National Ignition Facilty (NIF) at LLNL released/published several modifications to the target design that are worth mentioning. One is the realization that the … Continue reading

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NIF Notes_tents Spring 2015

The NIF fusion lab reports that their target support structure could hurt implosion results – our discussion. During the early spring (2015), the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at LLNL released/published several modifications to the target that are worth mentioning. One … Continue reading

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NIF shifts toward success – 3

NIF released positive data.  Is some unexpected effect is blocking full success? The staff of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore California released papers on very positive new results in their work toward inertial confinement fusion (ICF).  NIF is … Continue reading

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NIF shifts toward success – 2

NIF’s 2013 data showed fusion can be feasible but geometries need adjustment. We  continue our discussion by looking at target geometry.  Yes, NIF seems on a success path, but they do need to clean up various physical details. That would … Continue reading

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NIF shifts toward success – 1

Tweaks at NIF generate good results – to come: spectacular shots  NIF (National Ignition Facility) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California published results during the dark of winter that are exciting, show astounding differences from all their previous announcements.  … Continue reading

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