a1 Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464, Japan
In 1982 to 83 a preliminary conceptual design of a heavy-ion-driven inertial fusion (HIF) system, called HIBLIC-I (Heavy Ion Beam and LIthium Curtain) was worked out (The Working Group on ‘HIBLIC-I’ 1984). Its principal aims are: (i) to find out the critical issues in this approach to fusion power plant, (ii) to assess its feasibility and (iii) to promote good collaboration between different fields (such as accelerator physics, plasma science and reactor technology) and of different institutions in Japan. (Obayashi 1981; Hirao 1982).
(Received July 23 1984)
† From guest editors Y. Hirao and C. Yamanaka (Heavy Ion Beam Fusion Conference, Tokyo 23–27 Jan. 1984).