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Advanced Energy Technology Group Seminar Series

13 November 2003
10:00 AM
479 EBU-II, UC San Diego

Magnetic diversion of laser ablation plumes

Beau O'Shay
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
UC San Diego


Following each IFE target explosion, the chamber walls are bombarded by a large flux of photons (gamma & x-rays), energetic ions, and neutrons. MeV alpha particles threaten the survival and lifetime of dry chamber walls. Static magnetic fields have been proposed as a potential means to divert or stagnate the energy from the rapidly expanding plasma. Recent photographic and spectrographic results indicate successful confinement of a laser produced plasma plume in the presence of a transverse magnetic field.

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