Development of Beryllium Carbide Capsules for Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions

Abbas Nikroo | 19-FS-067

Executive Summary

We will evaluate the feasibility of using reactive magnetron sputtering for deposition of beryllium-based ceramic-ablator films on flat substrates and spherical mandrels. This new technique has potential application in the production of dopants with the desired stoichiometry, grain size, and impedance values for use in target hohlraums for laser-driven inertial confinement fusion research.