## Abstract

The formulation of a general method is presented for the stability analysis of the spherically shaped surface of a gas bubble inside a thin, finite, incompressible liquid layer of a ternary D-T mixture as found in a spherical cryogenic inertial confinement fusion target. A force balance on the liquid-vapor interface is performed to find the initial surface-tension gradient required to hold the liquid layer uniform. A node centered, finite volume, central difference formulation is then used to solve numerically the transient continuity, Navier-Stokes, and energy equations in the presence of a variety of nonaxisymmetric perturbations. The approach used in establishing the appropriate numerical procedures is described.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 842-847 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films |

Volume | 9 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - May 1991 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films