A specialized layering module for high rep-rate production of free standing HiPER targets
1 P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
2 A.A. Dorodnitsin Computing Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,
3 International Science and Technology Center, Moscow, Russia
4 Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
5 Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Published online: 15 November 2013
The target supply system is a necessary requirement for fueling a future energy source (reactor) with a high rep-rate: 0.1–10 Hz. At the Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI), significant progress has been made in the technology based on rapid fuel layering inside moving free-standing targets that is referred to as FST (Free-Standing Targets) layering method. This allows creating a continuously or repeatable operating FST supply system, the development of which at LPI dates back to 1980s. Therefore, the LPI is in the position to propose the use of FST technologies for HiPER facility operation (conceptual design and prototype realization). Here we report on our most significant results on the development of a specialized layering module prototype for repeatable formation of HiPER free-standing cryogenic targets.
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