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Best and most recent book for ICF?

  1. Jun 5, 2013 #1
    Hopefully it is the same book but I'm looking for an up to date detailed book concerning all aspects of Inertial Confinement Fusion. You may also post any good PDFs if you have them! I know there are these IFSA books but I'm not sure the most recent which seems to be quite important because of the advancing field.
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2013 #2
    I think that nothing newer than this book: http://books.google.ge/books?id=-x5RAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_similarbooks published in 1998
    Though, even this book published in 1982, James J. Duderstadt, Gregory A. Moses, Inertial Confinement Fusion: http://books.google.ge/books/about/Inertial_confinement_fusion.html?id=RHNTAAAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y gives good idea what inertial confinement is.
    I have a Russian translation of this book and can say you that this book is still actual for everyone interested in this branch of fusion. No new approach since that time.
    Exept the news that NIF (laser fusion) program failured, as well as people refused electron and light ions (lithium) driven fusion and only heavy ions (cesium) driven fusion still is in consideration.
    The book is quite informative about principles of hohlraum design, etc.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2013 #3

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    NIF failed? Damn...
     
  5. Jun 6, 2013 #4
    National Ignition Facility (NIF) could not achieve expected ignition. http://www.physicstoday.org/daily_edition/politics_and_policy/nif_to_shift_emphasis_after_the_facility_s_failure_to_achieve_ignition [Broken]
    What does this mean? Success?

    There are some speculations that NIF is not a fusion program totally being funding also by Department of Defense. May be Department of Defense has truly funded in NIF. But we can not ignore the fact that by its nature NIF is a laser driven fusion machine with no ignition achieved.
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2013 #5

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    I'd call that a failure if its goal was to achieve ignition.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2013 #6
    I hope that your English is much better than mine:
     
  8. Jun 7, 2013 #7

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    Yeah, looks like a failure to me. Well, that's the way it goes sometimes.
     
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