Foam Fills for Laser-Plasma Instability Suppression

Peter Amendt | 21-ERD-041

Executive Summary

We are developing techniques for using additively manufactured foams to create density and material profiles inside laser-heated hohlraums that absorb more radiation drive energy. If successful, this technique would enable the indirectly-driven inertial confinement fusion capsule yields exceeding one megajoule that are crucial to achieving fusion ignition.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Milovich, J.L. et al., "Using Aerogel Foams to Improve Performance in Low Density Gas-Filled Hohlraum Designs." 50th Anomalous Absorption Conference. Skytop, PA. 5-10 June 2022. LLNL-PRES-835856.