Laser Plasma Interactions 5: Inertial Confinement Fusion: Proceedings of the Forty Fifth Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, St. Andrews, August 1994

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M.B Hooper
CRC Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Science - 356 pages
This volume provides a broad overview in the increasingly important field of laser-plasma interactions. With the growth of research into fusion much international effort is being devoted to the problems of inertial confinement. This collection of lectures provides the novice researcher with the context in which current research papers can be understood.
Laser Plasma Interactions 5 is one of the first publications to include recently declassified results from the United States inertial confinement fusion research program and as such is an indispensable reference for those wishing to find out about this previously inaccessible research.
Presented by 14 speakers of international repute, the emphasis throughout the volume is on inertial confinement fusion. Topics also covered include plasma radiation and transport processes, diagnostic measurements, dense plasmas, high power lasers and X-ray lasers.
 

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Contents

Inertial Confinement Fusion
1
Laser Plasma Interactions in Hohlraums
27
Xray Driven Implosions in Laser Heated Hohlraums
45
LaserInduced Radiation Hydrodynamics and Xray Generation
79
Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Inertial Confinement Fusion
105
Transport in LaserProduced Plasmas
139
Atomic and Radiation Physics of Hot Dense Plasmas
169
Nuclear measurements of ICF implosions
191
Cryogenic Targets for Inertial Confinement Fusion
209
Theory of Short Pulse Interaction
231
Femtosecond And Subpicosecond UltraIntense Lasers
253
XRay Lasers
293
Generation of Relativistic Plasma Waves by Intense Radiation
313
Address List
329
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