Appendix F: Agendas from Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets

First Meeting: February 16-17, 2011
Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

DATA-GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

10:15 am Welcome and Call to order
John Ahearne, panel chair
 
10:20 am Review of charge to the panel, the U.S. Department of Energy’s interests in the committee and panel reports, and nuclear weapons proliferation risks for an inertial fusion energy program
David Crandall, Office of the Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy
 
10:50 am Questions and discussion
 
11:05 am Indirect drive target physics at the National Ignition Facility (NIF)
John Lindl, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
11:25 am Questions and discussion
 
11:50 am Direct drive target physics at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Andrew Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory
 
12:10 am Questions and Discussion
 
WORKING LUNCH (12:35 pm – 1:15 pm)
 
1:15 pm Direct drive target physics at NIF
David Meyerhofer, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
 
1:35 pm Questions and Discussion
 
2:00 pm Heavy ion target physics
John Perkins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
2:20 pm Questions and Discussion


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Appendix F: Agendas from Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets First Meeting: February 16-17, 2011 Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 DATA-GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:15 am Welcome and Call to order John Ahearne, panel chair 10:20 am Review of charge to the panel, the U.S. Department of Energy’s interests in the committee and panel reports, and nuclear weapons proliferation risks for an inertial fusion energy program David Crandall, Office of the Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy 10:50 am Questions and discussion 11:05 am Indirect drive target physics at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) John Lindl, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 11:25 am Questions and discussion 11:50 am Direct drive target physics at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Andrew Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory 12:10 am Questions and Discussion WORKING LUNCH (12:35 pm – 1:15 pm) 1:15 pm Direct drive target physics at NIF David Meyerhofer, Laboratory for Laser Energetics 1:35 pm Questions and Discussion 2:00 pm Heavy ion target physics John Perkins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2:20 pm Questions and Discussion 36

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2:45 pm Z pinch target physics Mark Herrmann, Sandia National Laboratories 3:00 pm Questions and Discussion 3:15 pm Opportunity for Public Comment 3:30 pm Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public Thursday, February 17, 2011 DATA-GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8:15 am Non-proliferation considerations associated with inertial fusion energy Raymond Jeanloz, University of California, Berkeley 8:35 am Questions and Discussion 8:55 am Opportunity for public comment 9:00 am Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public DATA-GATHERING SESSION: NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This session from 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will involve information restricted from public release. 9:15 am Call to order John Ahearne, panel chair 9:20 am Additional comments from sponsors David Crandall, Office of the Under Secretary for Science 9:35 am Questions and Discussion 9:50 am Test data relevant to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and further Q&A on indirect drive target physics at NIF Douglas Wilson, Los Alamos National Laboratory Steven Haan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 10:20 am Questions and Discussion 37

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BREAK (10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) 11:00 am Z-pinch target physics, continued Mark Herrmann, Sandia National Laboratories 11:20 am Questions and Discussion 11:45 am Non-proliferation considerations associated with inertial fusion energy, continued Raymond Jeanloz, University of California, Berkeley 12:15 pm Non-cryogenic ignition targets John Perkins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 12:35 pm Questions and Discussion 1:00 pm Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Not Open to the Public Second Meeting: April 6-7, 2011 Pleasanton and Livermore, California AGENDA Wednesday, April 6, 2011 DATA-GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Location: Pleasanton Marriott, Danville Room 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton, California 94588 9:00 am Welcome and Call to order John Ahearne, panel chair DISCUSSION 1: THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY (NIF) PROGRAM TO INERTIAL FUSION ENERGY (IFE) 9:05 am System Considerations for IFE T. Anklam, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 9:50 am Overview of Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) System and Key Considerations for IFE Targets M. Dunne, LLNL 38

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BREAK (10:50 – 11:00) 11:00 am Open Question and Discussion Session 11:45 am Opportunity for Public Comment 12:00 pm Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public 12:00 pm -12:45 pm: Travel to Livermore DATA-GATHERING SESSION: NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This session from 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. will involve information restricted from public release. Location: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 WORKING LUNCH (12:45 pm – 1:30 pm) – Continued Q&A from morning briefings 1:30 pm Options: Tour of NIF and Q&A; Ed Moses, LLNL Briefing on NIF in conference room and Q&A. DISCUSSION 2: CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION OF PLANS FOR ACHIEVING IGNITION AND HIGH GAIN 2:00 pm NIC Overview and Challenges that must be addressed to validate ICF ignition physics J. Lindl, LLNL BREAK (3:00 – 3:10) 3:10 pm Code Modeling and Benchmarking J. Lindl and M. Marinak 4:10 pm Open Question and Discussion Session 5:00 pm Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Closed to the Public 39

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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011 7:00 am Meet in Lobby of Pleasanton Marriott for transport to Livermore 7:30 am Breakfast available at Livermore DATA-GATHERING SESSION: NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This session from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will involve information restricted from public release. DISCUSSION 3: LIFE TARGET SYSTEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT 8:15 am LIFE Target system design P. Amendt, LLNL 9:00 am LIFE Development Plans TBA, LLNL 10:00 am Open Question and Discussion Session BREAK (10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) DISCUSSION 4: PROLIFERATION 11:00 am Nonproliferation and IFE R. Lehman, LLNL 12:00 pm Open Question and Discussion Session 12:30 pm Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Not Open to the Public 40

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Third Meeting: May 10-11, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tuesday, May 10, 2011 DATA-GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8:30 am Welcome and Call to order John Ahearne, panel chair 8:35 am Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets at Los Alamos National Laboratory Juan Fernandez, Los Alamos National Laboratory 9:05 am Questions and Discussion 9:35 am Design and simulation of Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion targets Steve Slutz, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) 10:05 am Questions and Discussion 10:35 am Opportunity for Public Comment 10:45 am Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public 10:45 am -11:45 am: Travel to Sandia DATA-GATHERING SESSION: NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This session from 11:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. will involve information restricted from public release. Location: Sandia National Laboratories WORKING LUNCH (11:45 am – 12:30 pm) – Q&A with Juan Fernandez, LANL 12:30 pm Welcome to Pulsed Power Sciences Center Keith Matzen, SNL 12:45 pm Options: Tour of Z facility and Q&A; TBA Briefing on Z facility in conference room and Q&A. TBA 41

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1:45 pm The potential for a Z-pinch fusion system for IFE and target design Mark Herrman, SNL 2:30 pm Questions and Discussion BREAK (3:00 – 3:15) 3:15 pm Fusion target experiments and technical contract Dan Sinars, SNL 4:00 pm Questions and Discussion 4:30 pm Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Closed to the Public WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011 DATA-GATHERING SESSION: NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This session from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. will involve information restricted from public release. 8:00 am Z-pinch target design and development Stephanie Hansen, SNL 8:45 am Questions and Discussion 9:15 am Fusion target simulations and validation Charlie Nakhleh, SNL 10:00 am Questions and Discussion 10:30 am Adjourn Data-Gathering Session Not Open to the Public 42

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Fourth Meeting: July 6-8, 2011 Rochester, New York Wednesday, July 6, 2011 DATA-GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8:25 am Welcome and Call to order John Ahearne, panel chair 8:30 am Welcome and Overview of LLE’s ICF program Robert McCrory, LLE 9:15 am Questions and Discussion 10:00 am Direct-Drive Progress on OMEGA Craig Sangster, LLE 10:30 am Questions and Discussion BREAK (11:00 – 11:15 am) 11:15 am Polar Drive Target Design Radha Bahukutumbi, LLE 11:45 am Questions and Discussion WORKING LUNCH (12:15 – 1:15 pm) – Free Q&A with Speakers 1:15 pm Facilitating NIF for Polar Drive David Meyerhofer, LLE 1:35 pm Questions and Discussion 2:00 pm Fast and Shock Ignition Research David Meyerhofer, LLE 2:30 pm Questions and Discussion BREAK (3:00 – 3:15) 3:15 pm LPI Issues for Direct Drive Dustin Froula and Jason Myatt, LLE 3:45 pm Questions and Discussion 43

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4:15 pm Opportunity for Public Comment 4:30 pm Adjourn Open Session THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 DATA-GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8:00 am OPTIONAL: Tour of OMEGA 9:00 am Heavy Ion Target Design B. Grant Logan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 9:45 am Questions and Discussion BREAK (10:30 – 10:45 am) 10:45 am Discussion of LIFE Targets and Program Mike Dunne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories 11:15 am Questions and Discussion WORKING LUNCH (11:45 am – 12:45 pm) – Free Q&A with Speakers 12:45 pm Technical Feasibility of Target Manufacturing Abbas Nikroo, General Atomics 1:15 pm Questions and Discussion 1:45 pm Opportunity for Public Comment 2:00 pm Adjourn Open Session 44