New features of time domain electric-field structures in the auroral acceleration region

F. S. Mozer, R. Ergun, M. Temerin, Cynthia A Cattell, John P Dombeck, John R Wygant

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We present the first Thomson scattering measurements of local plasma conditions in ignition-relevant, gas-filled, inertial-confinement-fusion hohlraums. The experimental data provide a benchmark for two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations using LASNEX, which is presently in use to predict the performance of future megajoule laser-driven hohlraums of the National Ignition Facility. The data are consistent with modeling using significantly inhibited heat transport at the peak of the drive. Further, we find that stagnating plasma regions on the hohlraum axis are well described by the calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1284
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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