Laser study into and explanation of the direct-indirect target concept
1 P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI), Leninskiy pr. 53, Moscow 119991, Russia
2 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai -85, India
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Published online: 15 November 2013
The idea of direct-indirect target is experimentally tested with planar targets from LPI made of low-density metal foam (nanosnow) or of nanoparticles (30%) in plastic aerogels. The laser experiments in BARC have shown that compared to plain targets the foams of/with nanoparticles demonstrate: 1) better x-ray emissivity ; 2) smoother energy distribution over the target surface; 3) material flow from low-density wall being slower and more uniform; 4) active transverse energy transport over the target plane. These properties could be useful for hohlraums and direct-indirect concept.
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