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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits

FIRST MEETING
KECK CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
DECEMBER 16-17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Closed Session    
     
8:30 am

Committee discussion

Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
     
Noon

Working lunch (continued discussion)

Committee
     
Open Session    
     
1:00 pm Welcome Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
1:15

Perspectives from the DOE Office of Science Steve Koonin, DOE

 
1:45 Discussion  
2:00

Perspectives from NNSA Stockpile Stewardship

Chris Deeney, NNSA
2:20 Discussion  
2:30

Perspectives from the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Science

Ed Synakowski and Mark Koepke, OFES
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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3:00 Discussion  
3:15 Break  
3:30

Findings from the 2003 FESAC report: A Plan for the Development of Fusion Energy

Robert Goldston, PPL, and Michael Campbell, Logos Technologies
     
4:00 Discussion  
4:15

Findings from the 2004 FESAC report: Review of the Inertial Fusion Energy Program

Rulon Linford
4:45 Discussion  
5:00 Public comment session Audience
6:00 Adjourn meeting for the day  
     
Closed Session  
     
6:30 Working dinner  
     
Friday, December 17, 2010
     
Closed Session  
     
7:30 am Breakfast  
8:30 Committee discussion Co-Chairs
     
Open Session
     
9:00

Perspectives from the DOE Office of Science

Bill Brinkman, DOE
9:30 Discussion  
9:45

Perspectives from NNSA Defense Programs

Donald Cook, NNSA
10:15 Discussion  
10:30 Break  
10:45

Challenges to Developing an ICF-based Energy Source

Harold Forsen
11:15 Discussion  
11:30

Perspectives from the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Steve Fetter, OSTP
11:45 General discussion  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Closed Session  
     
12:15 pm Working lunch Committee
1:00 Committee discussion  
3:00 Adjourn  

SECOND MEETING
SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA
JANUARY 29-31, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Open Session
     
8:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
8:15

Laser-Driven Inertial Fusion Energy, Indirect-Drive Targets (including Q&A) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Michael Dunne, Edward Moses, Jeff Latkowski, and Tom Anklam, LLNL
10:15 Break  
10:30

Laser-Driven Inertial Fusion Energy, Direct-Drive Targets (including Q&A) University of Rochester

Robert McCrory, Stanley Skupsky, and Jonathan Zuegel, LLE
     
Closed Session  
     
12:30 pm

Working lunch: preparation of questions for speakers from morning sessions

 
     
Open Session
     
1:00

Krypton-Fluoride-Driven Inertial Fusion Energy (including Q&A) Naval Research Laboratory

John Sethian and Stephen Obenschain, NRL
3:00 Break  
3:15

Ion-Beam-Driven Inertial Fusion Energy (including Q&A) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Grant Logan, LBNL
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Closed Session
     
4:45

Discussion and preparation of questions for speakers from afternoon sessions

 
     
Open Session
     
5:00

Question and answer session with speakers on all driver concepts

 
6:00 Adjourn open session  
     
Closed Session
     
6:00 Committee discussion  
9:00 pm Adjourn for the day  
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Closed Session
     
7:30 am Breakfast  
     
Open Session
     
8:00

Pulsed-Power Inertial Fusion Energy and Targets (including Q&A) Sandia National Laboratories

Michael Cuneo and Mark Herrmann, SNL
     
Closed Session
 
9:30

Discussion and preparation of questions for morning speaker

 
 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Open Session    
     
9:45 am

Questions and answer session with morning speaker

 
10:00

Perspectives from Los Alamos National Laboratory (including Q&A)

Juan Fernández, LANL
10:45

Overview of IFE Target Designs (including Q&A)

John Perkins, LLNL
11:45 Break for lunch  
Noon

Overview of Chamber and Power Plant Designs for IFE (including Q&A)

Wayne Meier, LLNL
1:00 pm

Target Fabrication and Injection (including Q&A)

Dan Goodin, General Atomics
2:00

Perspective of Stephen Bodner (including Q&A)

Stephen Bodner
2:45

General question and answer period

 
3:15 Public comment session All
4:15 Adjourn open session  
     
Closed Session
     
4:15 Committee discussion  
8:30 pm Adjourn for the day  
     
Monday, January 31, 2011
     
Open Session
     
8:00 am

Site Visit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 
12:30 pm Lunch at LBNL  
1:30

Site Visit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 
4:00 Adjourn meeting  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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THIRD MEETING
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
MARCH 29-31 AND APRIL 1, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Closed Session    
     
7:00 pm

Inertial Confinement Fusion and Inertial Fusion Energy Tutorial (committee only)

Steve Cowley and Riccardo Betti, Committee members
9:00 Adjourn for the day  
     
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
     
Closed Session    
     
8:00 am

Welcome and opening remarks: Plans and goals for the meeting

Ron Davidson and
Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
8:30

Balance and composition discussion for new members

David Lang, NRC
8:45 Break  
     
Open Session    
     
9:00

Welcome and opening remarks

Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
9:05 The National Ignition Campaign John Lindl, LLNL
10:00 Discussion  
10:15

Role of the National Ignition Facility Beyond the National Ignition Campaign: NNSA Perspective

Chris Deeney, NNSA
10:45 Discussion  
11:00 LIFE Delivery Plan Mike Dunne and others, LLNL
Noon Discussion  
     
Closed Session    
     
12:15 pm Lunch Committee only
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Open Session
1:00

Fast Ignition for Inertial Fusion Energy

Richard Freeman, Ohio State University
1:45 Discussion  
2:00

Adjourn open session for the day

 
     
Closed Session    
     
2:15

Discussion with ICF Target Physics Panel Chair

John Ahearne, Chair, Target Physics Panel (by teleconference)
3:15 Committee discussion  
8:30 pm Adjourn for the day  
     
Thursday, March 31, 2011
     
Closed Session    
     
7:30 am Breakfast  
     
Open Session  
     
8:00

Magnetized Target Fusion

Glen Wurden, LANL, and Irv Lindemuth, University of Nevada at Reno
8:45 Discussion  
9:00

Chamber Materials Challenges for Inertial Fusion Energy

Steve Zinkle, ORNL
10:00 Discussion  
10:15 Break  
10:30 Lessons in Engineering Innovation Elon Musk,
SpaceX, Tesla Motors,
Solar City
(by videoconference)
11:00 Public comment session  
Noon Adjourn open session  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Closed Session    
     
Noon Lunch
Committee only
1:00 pm

Committee discussion

 
8:30 Adjourn for the day  
     
Friday, April 1, 2011
Site Visit to Sandia National Laboratories
     
Closed Session    
     
8:00 am
Remarks on Sandia and IFE
Steve Rottler, SNL
8:30
Various presentations
 
10:00
Break
 
10:25
Tour of the Z facility
 
11:00
Mykonos facility
 
Noon Adjourn meeting  

FOURTH MEETING
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
JUNE 15-17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Closed Session
     
8:30 am Welcome and opening remarks Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
8:45 Break  
     
Open Session
     
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
9:05

Inertial Fusion Energy: Activities and Plans in the UK and EU

John Collier, UK Science and Technology Facilities Council
10:15 Discussion  
10:35 Break  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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10:50

Inertial Fusion Energy: Activities and Plans in Japan

Hiroshi Azechi, Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
Noon Discussion  
12:20 pm Lunch  
1:00

Integrated Design of a Laser Fusion Target Chamber System

John Sethian, Naval Research Laboratory
2:00 Discussion  
2:20 Adjourn open session for the day  
     
Closed Session
     
2:30 Discussion  
8:30 pm Adjourn for the day  
     
Thursday, June 16, 2011
     
Closed Session
     
8:00 am Breakfast  
     
Open Session
     
8:30

Nuclear Power Plant Financing

Philip M. Huyck, Encite, LLC (formerly of Credit Suisse First Boston & Trust Company of the West)
9:30 Discussion  
9:45

Inertial Fusion Energy: Activities and Plans in China

Zhang Jie, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
11:00 Discussion  
11:20 Public comment session  
11:30

General discussion with all speakers

Committee and speakers
Noon

Adjourn open session

 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Closed Session
     
Noon Lunch Committee only
1:00 pm

Discussion with ICF Target Physics Panel Chair

John Ahearne, Chair, Target Physics Panel
2:00

Continued discussion

 
8:30 pm

Adjourn for the day

 
     
Friday, June 17, 2011 Site Visit to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
     
Closed Session
8:00 am Discussion All
9:30

Break and gather for site visit

 
     
Open Session
     
9:45 LLE Overview R.L. McCrory, LLE
10:15 Site tours and posters

•   Break panel into three groups, each with a primary tour guide. Tour guides: R.L. McCrory, D.D. Meyerhofer, and P. McKenty

•   Three stations, each with two posters and a facility presenter (~1/2 hour at each station)

—   OMEGA

images   S. Morse

images   Poster on cryogenic target performance and polar drive—V. Goncharov

images   Poster on OMEGA as a user facility—J. Soures

—   OMEGA EP

images   D. Canning

images   Poster on fast/shock ignition—W. Theobald

images   Poster on new technologies for EP—J. Zuegel

—   OMAN

images   A. Rigatti

images   Poster on high damage threshold coatings—J. Oliver

images   Poster on diffractive optics—T. Kessler

Noon

Adjourn site visit, adjourn meeting

 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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FIFTH MEETING
WASHINGTON, D.C.
OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Closed Session  
     
8:30 am Committee discussion  
     
Open Session
     
10:15

Welcome and opening remarks

Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
10:20

Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion Energy: Activities and Plans in Europe and ussia

Boris Sharkov, FAIR GmbH
11:20 Discussion  
11:40 Public comment session  
     
Closed Session
     
Noon Lunch Committee only
     
Open Session
     
1:00 pm Mass Manufacturing of Targets Abbas Nikroo, General Atomics
2:00 Discussion  
2:30

A Perspective on Licensing of Inertial Fusion Power Plants

Dick Meserve, Carnegie Institute for Science
3:00 Discussion  
     
Closed Session
     
9:00 pm Adjourn for the day  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
     
Closed Session
     
Open Session
     
10:45 am

A Perspective on Safety Issues of an Inertial Fusion Power Plant

Kathy McCarthy, Idaho National Laboratory
11:15 Discussion  
11:30 Public comment session  
     
Closed Session
     
6:30 pm Adjourn for the day  
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Site Visit to Laser Fusion Facilities, Naval Research Laboratory
     
Open Session
     
9:00 am

Gathering and introductions Overview of the NRL Laser Fusion Program

Stephen Obenschain,
9:45

Tours of Nike and Electra KrF Laser Facilities

Victor Serlin, and John Sethian
  Tour of Nike Target Facility Yefm Aglitskiy, Max Karasik, and Jim Weaver
 

Tour of Nike Laser Facility

David Kehne and Steve Terrell
  Tour of Electra Facility Frank Hegeler, Matt Myers, and Matt Wolford
11:15

Discussion (with light lunch)

 
11:45 Adjourn  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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SIXTH MEETING
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
FEBRUARY 22-23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Closed Session  
8:00 am Welcome Ron Davidson and Jerry Kulcinski, Co-Chairs
8:05

Discussion of Business: Status of the Study

David Lang, Staff
8:30

Report from the ICF Target Physics Panel

John Ahearne, Chair
     
Open Session
     
9:00

Status of the National Ignition Campaign and Plans Post-FY2012

Jeffrey Quintenz, NNSA
9:25 Discussion  
9:40

Status of the National Ignition Facility, Plans for the Facility Post-FY2012, and the LIFE Project

Mike Dunne, LLNL
10:05 Discussion  
10:20 Public comment session  
10:40 Adjourn open session  
     
Closed Session
     
10:45

Discussion of final report

 
Noon Working lunch  
     
Open Session
     
12:30 pm

Tour of General Atomics target fabrication facilities

All
2:00 Adjourn tour and open session  
     
Closed Session
     
2:05

Continued discussion of final report

 
6:00 pm Adjourn for the day  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
     
Closed Session
     
8:00 am

Continued discussion of final report

 
4:00 pm

Discussion of plan to complete report

All
5:00 pm Adjourn meeting  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Agendas for Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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The potential for using fusion energy to produce commercial electric power was first explored in the 1950s. Harnessing fusion energy offers the prospect of a nearly carbon-free energy source with a virtually unlimited supply of fuel. Unlike nuclear fission plants, appropriately designed fusion power plants would not produce the large amounts of high-level nuclear waste that requires long-term disposal. Due to these prospects, many nations have initiated research and development (R&D) programs aimed at developing fusion as an energy source. Two R&D approaches are being explored: magnetic fusion energy (MFE) and inertial fusion energy (IFE).

An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy describes and assesses the current status of IFE research in the United States; compares the various technical approaches to IFE; and identifies the scientific and engineering challenges associated with developing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) in particular as an energy source. It also provides guidance on an R&D roadmap at the conceptual level for a national program focusing on the design and construction of an inertial fusion energy demonstration plant.

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