Observation of the stabilizing effect of a laminated ablator on the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability.
- Published Article
Physical Review E
American Physical Society
- Publication Date
May 01, 2011
5 Pt 2
A laminated ablator is explored as an alternative concept for stabilizing the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability which develops in inertial fusion targets. Experiments measuring the growth of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability of laminated planar foils are reported. Consistent with both theory and simulations, a significant reduction of the perturbation growth is experimentally observed for laminated ablators in comparison to what is observed for classical uniform ablators. Such an enhanced hydrodynamic stability opens opportunities for the design of high-gain inertial fusion targets.
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