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Published July 1983 | Published
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The use of metallic glasses in fabrication of ICF targets


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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© 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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