HEDP and ICF Target Fabrication
Targets are an indispensable part of all inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high-energy-density physics (HEDP) experiments: while a high-quality target does not guarantee the success of an experiment, a poor-quality one can definitely lead to failure. In ICF and HEDP experiments, the precision with which targets are fabricated is critical to obtaining successful results, and many cross-disciplinary scientific and technological challenges are involved in the fabrication process. Worldwide, more and more researchers and groups are involved in the development of target fabrication techniques, and a great deal of progress has been made. This Special Issue on HEDP and ICF target fabrication covers the fabrication of target components, target assembly, and characterization.
Guest Editors: David Harding and Yaping Dai