Simulations uncover obstacle to harnessing laser-driven fusion

Researchers at The Ohio State University have uncovered an obstacle to the cone-guided approach to fast-ignition fusion energy through simulations at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and experiments at the National Ignition Facility. Chris Orban, Ph.D., a researcher at Ohio State and the lead theorist on the project, found electric fields that build up on the cone’s edge reduce the number of energetic electrons being directed by laser beams toward the targeted fuel.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-03/osc…


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