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Porous Scaffolds for Hydrogen Fuel in Inertial Confinement Fusion Capsules

United States Patent Application

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A fusion fuel capsule is disclosed having a substantially spherical ablator shell. The interior surface of the shell is lined with a nanoporous scaffold layer wetted with either a fully or partially liquid mixture of deuterium and tritium.
Kucheyev, Sergei O. (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore CA)
13/ 670,288
November 6, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.