Technical Background and Conceptual Design

This document provides technical details of the proposed HiPER facility and is the result of a 2 year design study completed in 2007, by over 50 scientists from 12 of the 15 nations now associated with HiPER.

Technical background and conceptual design report – full document ( pdf_icon pdf 4.33 MB )
( please note that this is a large document and may take some time to download )

Each chapter can be downloaded as a separate standalone document .

1 - Foreword ( pdf_icon pdf 204 KB )
2 - Introduction ( pdf_icon pdf 50 KB )
3 - Background on fusion and role of IFE ( pdf_icon pdf 284 KB )
4 - Fusion Science case and design ( pdf_icon pdf 1.84 MB )
5 - Fundamental science on HiPER ( pdf_icon pdf 537 KB )
6 - Large scale strategic facility development ( pdf_icon pdf 417 KB )
7 - Role and development of the smaller scale European facilities ( pdf_icon pdf 76 KB )
8 - Experimental validation of the fusion programme ( pdf_icon pdf 157 KB )
9 - Baseline laser facility design ( pdf_icon pdf 426 KB )
10 - Laser development requirements ( pdf_icon pdf 244 KB )
11 - Target manufacturing capability and delivery ( pdf_icon pdf 105 KB )
12 - Fusion reactor design and technology ( pdf_icon pdf 178 KB )
13 - Industrial engagement and component sourcing ( pdf_icon pdf 153 KB )
14 - The HiPER building ( pdf_icon pdf 475 KB )
15 - Operational analysis ( pdf_icon pdf 16 KB )
16 - Participants and support ( pdf_icon pdf 96 KB )

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