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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 better manage NIC, the Administrator of NNSA should direct the Director of the Office of Inertial Confinement Fusion and National Ignition Facility Project, with assistance from the NIC participants, to develop an execution plan to establish NIC's cost, schedule, and scope.
Inertial Confinement Fusion techniques always have been used to produce weapons, not energy.
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.
Department of Energy has released the details of President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to Congress for its Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition and High Yield Campaign within its National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) weapons program.
Another space-based application might be the production of perfectly symmetric and uniform glass shells that would be used to hold fuel in inertial confinement fusion, a process being developed for energy and weapons research.
the leading developer of sonofusion power (acoustic inertial confinement fusion, AICF), today announced the availability of its research reactor to laboratories, universities, power equipment manufacturers and utilities attempting to produce a new alternative energy.
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.