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