provided by the Committee. The Panel will also assess the current performance of various fusion target technologies.

FOR THE PANEL ON THE ASSESSMENT OF INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION (ICF) TARGETS

The statement of task for the supporting panel is as follows:

A Panel on Fusion Target Physics (“the Panel”) will serve as a technical resource to the Committee on Inertial Confinement Energy Systems (“the Committee”) and will prepare a report that describes the R&D challenges to providing suitable targets, on the basis of parameters established and provided to the Panel by the Committee.

The Panel on Fusion Target Physics will prepare a report that will assess the current performance of fusion targets associated with various ICF concepts in order to understand:

  1. The spectrum output;
  2. The illumination geometry;
  3. The high-gain geometry; and
  4. The robustness of the target design.

The Panel will also address the potential impacts of the use and development of current concepts for Inertial Fusion Energy on the proliferation of nuclear weapons information and technology, as appropriate. The Panel will examine technology options, but will not provide recommendations specific to any currently operating or proposed ICF facility.



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