Compression of turbulent plasma can amplify the turbulent kinetic energy, if the compression is fast compared to the viscous dissipation time of the turbulent eddies. A sudden viscous dissipation mechanism is demonstrated, whereby this amplified turbulent kinetic energy is rapidly converted into thermal energy, suggesting a new paradigm for fast ignition inertial fusion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - Mar 11 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)