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). Our work supports the nation's science-based stockpile stewardship and energy security efforts by advancing the science of indirect drive inertial confinement fusion.
Belyaev, M., et al. 2018. "Laser Propagation in a Subcritical Foam: Ion and Electron Heating." Physics of Plasmas 25:123109. LLNL-JRNL-760854.
Jones, O., et al. 2019. "Development of Computational Models for Additive Manufactured and Aerogel Foams for Hohlraum Applications." 11th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA 2019), Osaka, Japan, September 2019. LLNL-PRES-790698.
Langer, S., et al. 2019. "HYDRA Simulations of Laser-Heated Foams." Anomalous Absorption Conference, Telluride, CO, June 2019. LLNL-PRES-777454.
Milovich, J., et al. 2019. "Experiments and Simulations of Laser-Irradiated Additive-Manufactured Foams." 46th European Physical Science Conference on Plasma Physics, Milan, Italy, July 2019. LLNL-PRES-779892.
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