Noncontact coating of spherical-shell targets using gas-dynamic levitation and charged liquid cluster beam

Kyekyoon Kim, Qichen Feng, Choon K. Ryu

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Abstract

A novel gas-dynamic levitation (GDL) technique has been developed to facilitate noncontact coating of spherical ICF targets. Preliminary test has been performed on a novel coating method known as the Charged Liquid Cluster Beam (CLCB) technique, which is compatible with the levitation scheme, to assess its feasibility as an ICF target coating technique. Using the GDL technique three metal balls 450μm, 650μm, and 950 μm in diameter were levitated very stably for several hours, with the balls rotating continuously. The CLCB coating technique utilizes the flow-limited field-injection electrostatic spraying to produce a spray of charged nanodrops of the coating material which, in turn, is directed toward the levitated ICF target. The apparatus and preliminary data demonstrating the capability of the levitation scheme and the coating technique are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Fusion Engineering
PublisherIEEE
Pages82-85
Number of pages4
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 16th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Champaign, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 1 1995Oct 5 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 16th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)
CityChampaign, IL, USA
Period10/1/9510/5/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Kim, K., Feng, Q., & Ryu, C. K. (1995). Noncontact coating of spherical-shell targets using gas-dynamic levitation and charged liquid cluster beam. In Proceedings - Symposium on Fusion Engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 82-85). IEEE.