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inertial confinement

[in′ər·shəl kən′fīn·mənt]
(nucleonics)
The rapid implosion of a high-density pellet, under bombardment by laser or charged-particle beams, to produce a core that is heated to extremely high temperatures before it can fly apart; proposed as a method for generating power from controlled thermonuclear reactions.
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Recommendation: To address the scientific and technical challenges and management weaknesses, and to enhance the NIC review committee's effectiveness, the Administrator of NNSA should direct the Director of the Office of Inertial Confinement Fusion and National Ignition Facility Project to ensure that the review committee adequately involves nuclear weapons scientists that can help evaluate whether NIC's approach is appropriate for creating a platform for future stockpile stewardship experiments.
Fusion energy research (and especially inertial confinement fusion machines like NIF) represent a foray into a realm of energy the world has not yet mastered.
Others have wondered whether the investment in inertial confinement fusion is worthwhile in the general scheme of developing alternative energy sources.
Sinars is cited for "the leadership you have been providing to high energy density physics experiments on the Z facility at Sandia and your many scientific contributions to understanding wire-array implosions for indirect drive inertial confinement fusion and for magnetically-driven implosions being studied for the MagLIF approach to inertial confinement for fusion energy applications".
An emerging field, acoustic inertial confinement fusion can already lay claim to significant progress: A multi-institution team led by Dr.
Goldstein led the application of atomic modeling and the STA method to problems in the Department of Energy's nuclear-pumped x-ray laser, weapons physics, and Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) programs that resolved a series of scientific problems.
the leading developer of sonofusion (acoustic inertial confinement fusion, AICF), today announced receipt of over $4 million in additional equity financing from private investors.
Glenzer, until about a year ago a researcher in the inertial confinement fusion program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and now at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), is among a select group of scientists chosen by the US Department of Energy to receive one of its 2013 Ernest 0.
Despite the technical sophistication of Thunder and the incorporation of new technologies, California Digital deployed Thunder in five months, speeding delivery of computing solutions to support Lawrence Livermore's national security and science programs in fields such as materials science, structural mechanics, electromagnetics, atmospheric science, seismology, biology, and inertial confinement fusion.
As a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Andy served on several fusion assessment panels, including the Committee on Fusion Science Assessment (1999-2001), the Committee on High Energy Density Plasma Physics Assessment (200112003) and the Committee on Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems (2010-2012).
patents in areas as diverse as inertial confinement fusion and optical data storage.
With respect to the Inertial Confinement Fusion Program budget within DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) account, the Bill states: