Magnetically Assisted Ignition
John Moody | 20-SI-002
We will embed magnetic fields into laser target platforms to achieve higher temperatures and self-heating implosions. If successful, this research could place magnetically assisted ignition within implementation reach, enable new regimes of high-energy-density studies, and advance U.S. laser capabilities beyond current next-generation designs.
Publications, Presentations, and Patents
A. M. Engwall, et al. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. “High-resistivity Metal Alloy Coatings Fabricated With Physical Vapor Deposition” Patent application submitted on 10/31/2019, application no. 62/928968, LLNL-IL-13488.
A.M. Engwall, L.B. Bayu Aji, A.A. Baker, S.J. Shin, J.H. Bae, S.K. McCall, J.D. Moody, and S.O. Kucheyev, “Effect of substrate tilt on sputter-deposited AuTa films,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 547, 149010 (2021).
L.B. Bayu Aji, A.M. Engwall, J.H. Bae, A.A. Baker, J.L. Beckham, S.J. Shin, X. Lepro Chavez, S.K. McCall, J.D. Moody, and S.O. Kucheyev, “Sputtered Au-Ta films with tunable electrical resistivity,'' J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 54, 075303 (2021).
J. D. Moody, ``Boosting Inertial-Confinement-Fusion Yield with Magnetized Fuel," physics.aps.org, 2021, American Physical Society, May 5, 2021, Physics 14, 51, DOI: 10.1103/Physics.14.51.
J. D. Moody et al., “Transient magnetic field diffusion considerations relevant to magnetically assisted indirect drive inertial confinement fusion,” Phys. Plasmas 27, 112711 (2020).
V. V. Ivanov, A. V. Maximov, R. Betti, et al., “Generation of strong magnetic fields formagnetized plasma experiments at the 1-MA pulsed power machine,” Matter Radiat. Extremes 6, 046901 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0042863.
C.A. Walsh et al, “Magnetized directly-driven ICF capsules: increased instability growth from non-uniform laser drive” 2020 Nucl. Fusion 60 106006.
Chris Walsh et al, “Updated magnetized transport coefficients: Impact on laser-plasmas with self-generated or applied magnetic fields,” 2021 Nucl. Fusion in press https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ac25c1.
H. Sio, J. D. Moody, D. D. Ho, B. B. Pollock, C. A Walsh, B. Lahmann, D. J. Strozzi, G. E. Kimp, W. W. Hsing, A. Crilly, J. P. Chittenden, and B. Applebe, “Diagnosing plasma magnetization in inertial confinement fusion implosions using secondary deuterium-tritium reactions,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 92, 043543 (2021); doi: 10.1063/5.0043381.
Hiroki Morita, Bradley B. Pollock, Clement S. Goyon, Gerald J. Williams, King Fai Farley Law, Shinsuke Fujioka, and John D. Moody, “Dynamics of laser-generated magnetic fields using long laser pulses,” Physical Review E 103, 033201 (2021).
P. Bradford, A. Dearling, M. Ehret, L Antonelli, N. Booth, D.C. Carroll, R J Clarke, K Glize, R Heathcote, M Khan, J D Moody, S Pikuz, B B Pollock, M P Read, S Ryazantsev, C Spindloe, C.P. Ridgers, J .J. Santos, V.T. Tikhonchuk and N.C. Woolsey, “Measuring magnetic fields in laser-driven coils with dual-axis proton deflectometry," 2021 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 64 084008.
A.M. Engwall, L.B. Bayu Aji, J.H. Bae, S.J. Shin, A.A. Baker, S.K. McCall, M. H. Nielsen, P.B. Mirkarimi, and S.O. Kucheyev, "Energetic condensation of ultra-thick films and coatings." Invited talk (virtual attendance) at the XXV International Conference on Ion-Surface Interactions (ISI-2021). August 26, 2021.
J. D. Moody, B. B. Pollock, H. Sio, D. J. Strozzi, D. D. Ho, S. O. Kucheyev, S. D. Bhandarkar, J. Fry, E. G. Carroll, S. E. Winters, B. G. Logan, W. W. Hsing, M. C. Herrmann, J. D. Bude, C. A. Walsh, J. P. Chittenden, J. Davies, J. Peebles, S. Fujioka, “Magnetically-assisted ignition project on the National Ignition Facility.” 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, TO6.00004.
D. J. Strozzi, J. D. Moody, J. M. Koning, J. D. Salmonson, D. D. Ho, S. O. Kucheyev, S. Bhandarkar, C. A. Thomas, “NIF Hohlraum Modeling for Magnetically-Assisted Ignition.” 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, TO6.00005.
G. B. Zimmerman, D. D.-M. Ho, J. R. Angus, J. D. Moody, R. M. Kulsrud, G. E. Kemp, C. B. Yeamans, B. Blue, G. Logan, “Novel MHD features in indirect- and direct-drive magnetized ICF implosions.” 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, TO6.00006.
J. D. Moody, et al, “Progress in Hohlraum Experiments and plans for magnetized HED science.” Conference on High Intensity Laser and attosecond science in Israel, December 2019.
H. Sio, J. Moody, D. D. Ho, D. J. Strozzi, C. Walsh, A. Crilly, J. Chittenden, P. F. Schmit, P. F. Knapp, “Diagnosing plasma magnetization in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) implosions using secondary DT reactions.” 23rd Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, December 14-17, 2020, virtual.
D. J. Strozzi, J. D. Moody, D. D. Ho, S. O. Kucheyev, S. Bhandarkar, J. M. Koning, J. D. Salmonson, H. Sio, B. B. Pollock, “Magnetically Assisted Ignition on NIF.” Z-net conference, San Diego, CA, 8 Jan 2020.
H. Sio, J. D. Moody, D. D. Ho, B. B. Pollock, D. J. Strozzi, S. O. Kucheyev, “Magnetized Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) implosion development at the National Ignition Facility (NIF).” The First Z-Net-US Workshop, La Jolla Shores Hotel in La Jolla, California. January 6-8, 2020.
D. J. Strozzi, J. D. Moody, H. Sio, B. B. Pollock, D. D. Ho, C. A. Walsh, G. B. Zimmerman, S. O. Kucheyev, “Design of First Magnetized Hohlraum-Driven Implosions on NIF.” 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, CO5.00008.
John Moody, B. B. Pollock, H. Sio, D. J. Strozzi, D. D. Ho, C. A. Walsh, B. G. Logan, J. D. Bude, W. W. Hsing, M. C. Herrmann, S. O. Kucheyev, S. D. Bhandarkar, B. Kozioziemski, J. Sater, J. Fry, E. G. Carroll, V. Tang, S. E. Winters, J. P. Chittenden, S. O'Neill, B. Appelbe, A. Boxall, A. Crilly, J. Davies, J. Peebles, S. Fujioka, “Development of a magnetically-assisted ignition experimental platform for the National Ignition Facility.” 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, CO5.00009.
Darwin Ho, G. Zimmerman, R. Kulsrud, J. Moody, T. Woods, P. Amendt, “Implosion Magnetohydrodynamics for ICF: new physics and capsule designs.” 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, CO5.000011.
Chris Walsh, Aidan Crilly, John Moody, Hong Sio, Jeremy Chittenden, “Investigating the Suppression of Burn in a Magnetized ICF Plasma.” 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, CO5.000013.