Our research is focused on improving national capabilities in modelling laser- and x-ray-heated foams accurately, thus enabling more predictable, better performing, foam-filled laser target capsules (hohlraums). Successful results will support the nation's science-based stockpile stewardship and energy security efforts by advancing the science of indirect drive inertial confinement fusion.
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Milovich, J. L., et al. 2018. "Simulation Studies of the Interaction of Laser Radiation with Additively Manufactured Foams." European Physical Society Plasma Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2018. LLNL-ABS-746722 and LLNL-PRES-753673.