PSFC Seminar: Mark Herrmann

Monday, May 03, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Recent progress in high energy density science on the National Ignition Facility

Mark Herrmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The National Ignition Facility, the world’s most energetic laser, has been in operation for over a decade. In that time more than 3000 experiments have been performed studying a wide range of high energy density phenomena, from the behavior of solid materials compressed to high pressures to the formation of high-velocity collisionless shocks. In addition, a major goal of the facility is to study inertial confinement fusion with a goal of obtaining ignition. In this talk I will briefly survey the progress in high energy density science on the NIF and update the status of our efforts in fusion ignition.

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engineering, fusion, PSFC, LLNL, High energy density physics, nuclear science, Mark Herrmann


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