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The use of metallic glasses in fabrication of ICF targets

Johnson, W. L. and Lee, Mark C. (1983) The use of metallic glasses in fabrication of ICF targets. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 1 (3). pp. 1568-1570. ISSN 0734-2101. doi:10.1116/1.572266.

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The fabrication of Au-base metallic glass spheres and microballoons used for ICF targets is described. Alloys of composition Au55Pb22.5Sb22.5 were used because of its low melting point and high Z number. Metallic glass microspheres have a high degree of sphericity and surface smoothness and deform homogeneously and isotropically under the high strain rates involved in an ICF implosion.

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Additional Information:© 1983 American Vacuum Society. (Received 17 November 1982; accepted 30 March 1983) This paper was presented at the 29th AVS National Symposium, and was partially supported by NASA.
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Subject Keywords:laser targets; metallic glasses; fabrication; inertial confinement; microspheres; gold base alloys; lead alloys; antimony alloys; uses; x–ray diffraction; scanning electron microscopy; thickness; walls
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