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An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy (2013)

Chapter: Appendix D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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 Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets

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

Call to order and welcomes

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 D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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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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

SECOND MEETING
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

THIRD MEETING
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

Juan Fernandez, LANL

Design and simulation of magnetized liner inertial fusion targets

Steve Slutz, SNL

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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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FOURTH MEETING
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
JULY 6-8, 2012

Welcome and call to order

John Ahearne, Chair

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

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

Welcome and call to order

John Ahearne, Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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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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

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 D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Agendas for Meetings of the Panel on the Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets." 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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