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Title Third International Workshop on the Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets. Proceedings, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxon, 21 - 23 September 1998
Abstract The 3rd international workshop on fast ignition of fusion targets was held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK between the 21 - 23 September 1998. The workshop brought together a small number of physicists from the world-gauss leading laboratories to discuss new results and progress in this rapidly evolving field. This 3rd workshop followed the highly successful meetings in February 1997 at Berkeley, California and at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany, in September 1997. The proceeding here demonstrate that tremendous progress is being made both in theory and experiment. In addition to new physical insights provided by two and three dimensional particle in cell simulations to describe relativistic laser plasma interactions, new hybrid codes have been developed to provide intergrated descriptions of electron transport in solid density plasmas. A striking feature of the presentations was the necessity to intergrate electron acceleration mechanisms arising in the coronal plasma, mechanisms which had previously been thought to be useful only to new accelerator concepts. Another new feature of this workshop was the inclusion of a session devoted to nuclear physics techniques to diagnose the plasma conditions, techniques which will undoubtedly grow in importance in future experimentation work in the field. It is hoped that this collation of viewgraphs from the workshop will assist the community in assimilating the lastest results from those laboratories represented from around the world. We look forward with great anticipation to the next workshop to be held in 1999.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-1998-085. 1999. RAL-TR-1998-085.pdf 1999