Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

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    First Observations of Nonhydrodynamic Mix at the Fuel-Shell Interface in Shock-Driven Inertial Confinement Implosions

    https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.135001

    First Observations of Nonhydrodynamic Mix at the Fuel-Shell Interface in Shock-Driven Inertial Confinement Implosions 

     

    ABSTRACT

    A strong nonhydrodynamic mechanism generating atomic fuel-shell mix has been observed in strongly shocked inertial confinement fusion implosions of thin deuterated-plastic shells filled with 3 He gas. These implosions were found to produce D 3 He  - proton shock yields comparable to implosions of identical shells filled with a hydroequivalent 50 ∶ 50 D 3 He gas mixture. Standard hydrodynamic mixing cannot explain this observation, as hydrodynamic modeling including mix predicts a yield an order of magnitude lower than was observed. Instead, these results can be attributed to ion diffusive mix at the fuel-shell interface.

     

    https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.135001