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Theoretical Predictions Confirmed With Implosion of Liner on Shiva.

A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory May 12 imploded a liner (an inertial confinement fusion target with no plasma inside) on the Shiva Star facility in Albuquerque, N.M.

Liner performance was documented in this first-ever test using dimensions and energy matched to requirements of the proposed Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) proof-of-principle program (FPR, April/May 1997, p. 28).

Preliminary assessment of data confirms theoretical predictions: velocity of 3 mm/micro-second corresponding to a kinetic energy of 1.4 megajoules (capacitor bank energy 4.5 megajoules). Dimensional stability, the major concern for this unusually elongated liner geometry (3:1 length to diameter), looked excellent.

More-than-required radial convergence of 15:1 was achieved with negligible inner surface perturbations.

Contact: Dick Siemon, e-mail: rsiemon@ lanl.gov.
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