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Author Deutsch, C. ♦ Furukawa, H. ♦ Mima, K. ♦ Murakami, M. ♦ Nishihara, K.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA ♦ ELECTRON-ELECTRON INTERACTIONS ♦ FOCUSING ♦ THERMONUCLEAR FUELS ♦ ENERGY LOSSES ♦ LANGMUIR FREQUENCY ♦ EXCITATION ♦ QUASI-ELASTIC SCATTERING ♦ MULTIPLE SCATTERING ♦ DENSITY ♦ ELECTRON BEAMS ♦ THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION
Abstract The interaction of relativistic electrons produced by ultrafast lasers focusing them on strongly precompressed thermonuclear fuel is analytically modeled. Energy loss to target electrons is treated through binary collisions and Langmuir wave excitation. The overall penetration depth is determined by quasielastic and multiple scattering on target ions. It thus appears possible to ignite efficient hot spots in a target with density larger than 300g/cm{sup 3}. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-09-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 77
Issue Number 12


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