Sabot: Protective device used when injecting an IFE target into the chamber at high speed.
Shock ignition: ICF technique that uses hydrodynamic shocks to ignite the compressed hot spot.
Target: Fuel capsule, together with a holhraum or other energy-focusing device (if one is used), that is struck by the driver’s incident energy in order to initiate fusion reactions.
Wall-plug efficiency: Energy conversion efficiency defined as a ratio of the total driver output power to the input electrical power.
Wetted wall: Fusion reactor chamber’s first wall that features a renewable, thin layer of liquid.
|APG||advanced phosphate glass|
|AWE||Atomic Weapons Establishment|
|BOP||balance of plant|
|CEA||Commissariat à l’energie atomique|
|CELIA||Centre lasers intenses et applications|
|COE||cost of electricity|
|CVD||chemical vapor deposition|
|DD (drive context)||direct drive|
|DOE||Department of Energy|
|DPSSL||diode-pumped solid-state laser|
|ELI||Extreme Light Infrastructure|
|ETF||engineering test facility|
|FAIR||Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research|