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The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Stefano Atzeni and Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn


The book is devoted to targets for nuclear fusion by inertial confinement and to the various branches of physics involved. It first discusses fusion reactions and general requirements for fusion energy production. It then introduces and illustrates the concept of inertial confinement fusion by spherical implosion, followed by detailed treatments of the physics of fusion ignition and burn, and of energy gain. The next part of the book is mostly devoted to the underlying physics involved in inertial fusion, and covers hydrodynamics, hydrodynamic stability, radiative transport and equations-of-st ... More

Keywords: nuclear fusion, inertial confinement, fusion reactions, hydrodynamics, hydrodynamic stability, radiative transport, hot dense matter, laser plasma interaction, ion beam plasma interaction, fast ignition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198562641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefano Atzeni, author
Dipartimento di Energetica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza" and INFM, Italy

Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn, author
Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and Department of Theoretical Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany