It is shown that a shaped-voltage ion beam reduces significantly the Rayleigh-Taylor instability growth of perturbations at the ablation surface of ICF fuel pellets. It is also shown that a shaped voltage driver improves the stability at the pusher-fuel interface as compared to an equivalent constant voltage beam driver.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films