FESP’s HEDLP and IFE science research with ion beams is carried out in collaboration with Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory (HIFS-VNL) partners Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory (PPPL). Areas of research include:


What the HIFS-VNL partners study …




Experimental Facilities at LBNL





LLNL Employees in the HIFS-VNL

Staff

  John Barnard (HIFS-VNL Deputy Director) - Warm Dense Matter theory and simulation, beam theory
  Alex Friedman (VNL Theory / Simulations Group leader) - beams & plasmas, NDCX-II physics
  Dave Grote - Warp code and experimental support
  Steve Lund - fundamental theory and experimental support
  Bill Sharp - NDCX-II physics
  Ron Cohen - theory, algorithm development, experimental support (40% time)
  John Perkins – Inertial Fusion Energy target design
  Matt Terry – Inertial Fusion Energy target design and NDCX-II experiment design

Affiliates

  Art Molvik (LLNL Retiree) - experimental plasma and beam physics, electron cloud diagnosis and cure
  Dick More (ex-LLNL Division Leader) - Warm Dense Matter theory, atomic physics, expt’l support
  Dick Briggs (ex-LLNL Beam Research AD) - accelerators, particle beams, and plasma physics
  Martin Campos Pinto (Fulbright scholar, France) – novel numerical methods using adaptive particles

Students working with LLNL HIFS-VNL staff at LBNL (current and recent)

  Frank Nürnberg - TU Darmstadt (Markus Roth) and GSI - capturing ions made by lasers hitting foils

  Jakob Runge - Fulbright from HU Berlin - ion direct drive illumination geometries

  Julien Armijo - Institute d'Optique, France - WDM droplet evolution physics

  Siu-fai Ng - Chinese U. of Hong Kong - hydrodynamic modeling of NDCX II WDM and IFE experiments

  Michael Hay - UCB undergraduate/Princeton graduate student - hydro simulations of ion direct drive using HYDRA

  Alex Zylstra - Pomona undergraduate/MIT graduate student - hydro simulations of ion heated metallic foams
  Guy Parsey - UC Santa Barbara undergraduate - theory of beam transport
  Guillaume Bazouin - Grenoble INP Phelma - theoretical and experimental beam transport




Warp code simulation and NDCX experimental data






To learn more...

The 17th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion took place in Tokyo, August 2008. For the agenda, click here.
For the HIFS-VNL talks and papers, click here.
The 18th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion was held in Darmstadt, Germany 28 August – 2 September 2010. For the conference website, click here. The HIFS-VNL talks are posted here.
The 19th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion was held in Berkeley, California, August 12-17, 2012. For the conference website click here. The agenda and talks may be found here.

Or contact...

Alex Friedman, af@llnl.gov
John Barnard, jjbarnard@llnl.gov 



Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory

The Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory is a collaboration of LLNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The LLNL group is part of the Fusion Energy Sciences Program within the Physics Division of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate. Our principal funding is from the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) program in High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP) and related topics. Most of the group members maintain their principal offices at LBNL.