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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters

WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEBRUARY 16-17, 2011

Call to order and welcome
John Ahearne, Chair

Overview of the study task and origins and the National Academies’ study process
Sarah Case, Study Director; John Ahearne, Chair

IFE committee briefing to the panel on expectations
Gerald Kulcinski, Inertial Fusion Energy Committee Co-Chair

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

Indirect drive target physics at the National Ignition Facility (NIF)
John Lindl, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Direct drive target physics at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Andrew Schmitt, NRL

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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Direct drive target physics at NIF
David Meyerhofer, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Heavy ion target physics
John Perkins, LLNL

Z-pinch target physics
Mark Herrmann, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

Non-proliferation considerations associated with inertial fusion energy
Raymond Jeanloz, University of California, Berkeley

PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA
APRIL 6-7, 2011

Welcome and call to order
John Ahearne, Chair

System considerations for IFE
Tom Anklam, LLNL

Overview of laser inertial fusion energy system and key considerations for IFE targets
Michael Dunne, LLNL

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
MAY 10-11, 2011

Welcome and call to order
John Ahearne, Chair

Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Juan Fernandez, LANL

Design and simulation of magnetized liner inertial fusion targets
Steve Slutz, SNL

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
JULY 6-8, 2012

Welcome and call to order
John Ahearne, Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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Welcome and overview of Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) ICF program
Robert McCrory, LLE

Direct-drive progress on OMEGA
Craig Sangster, LLE

Polar drive target design
Radha Bahukutumbi, LLE

Facilitating NIF for polar drive
David Meyerhofer, LLE

Fast and shock ignition research
David Meyerhofer, LLE

LPI issues for direct drive
Dustin Froula and Jason Myatt, LLE

Heavy ion target design
B. Grant Logan, LBNL

Discussion of LIFE targets and program
Michael Dunne, LLNL

Technical feasibility of target manufacturing
Abbas Nikroo, General Atomics

WASHINGTON, D.C.
SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2012

Welcome and call to order
John Ahearne, Chair

Development of the technologies for laser fusion direct drive
John Sethian, NRL

Overview of current NRL program for ICF/IFE
Steve Obenschain and Andrew Schmitt, NRL, and Frank Hegeler, Commonwealth Technology at NRL

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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Overview of LPI physics and LANL understanding
David Montgomery, LANL

Understanding of LPI and its impact on indirect drive
Mordechai Rosen, LLNL

Assessment of understanding of LPI for direct drive (solid-state)
Dustin Froula, LLE

Assessment of understanding of LPI for direct drive (KrF)
Andrew Schmitt, NRL

State of the art for LPI simulation
Denise Hinckel, LLNL

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Panel Meeting Agendas and Presenters." National Research Council. 2013. Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18288.
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In the fall of 2010, the Office of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Secretary for Science asked for a National Research Council (NRC) committee to investigate the prospects for generating power using inertial confinement fusion (ICF) concepts, acknowledging that a key test of viability for this concept—ignition —could be demonstrated at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the relatively near term. The committee was asked to provide an unclassified report. However, DOE indicated that to fully assess this topic, the committee's deliberations would have to be informed by the results of some classified experiments and information, particularly in the area of ICF targets and nonproliferation. Thus, the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets ("the panel") was assembled, composed of experts able to access the needed information. The panel was charged with advising the Committee on the Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems on these issues, both by internal discussion and by this unclassified report.

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 addressed 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 examined technology options, but does not provide recommendations specific to any currently operating or proposed ICF facility.

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