Laser and Particle Beams

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Laser and Particle Beams (2009), 27:529-532 Cambridge University Press
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Short Communication

Ultrahigh-density deuterium of Rydberg matter clusters for inertial confinement fusion targets

L. Holmlida1, H. Horaa2 c1, G. Mileya3 and X. Yanga3

a1 Atmospheric Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
a2 Department of Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
a3 Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
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Clusters of condensed deuterium of densities up to 1029 cm−3 in pores in solid oxide crystals were confirmed from time-of-flight mass spectrometry measurements. Based on these facts, a schematic outline and possible conclusions of expectable generalizations are presented, which may lead to a simplification of laser driven fusion energy including new techniques for preparation of targets for application in experiments of the NIF type, but also for modified fast igniter experiments using proton or electron beams or side-on ignition of low compressed solid fusion fuel.

(Received June 14 2009)

(Accepted June 20 2009)

KeywordsFast ignition without pre-compression; High-density solid targets; Inertial confinement fusion; Rydberg matter; Ultrahigh-density deuterium clusters


c1 Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Heinrich Hora, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia. E-mail: