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Research in Innovative Approaches to High Energy Density
Physics in Fusion Energy Sciences

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
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  • Original Grant - Dec 9, 2004
Applications Due:

Feb 3, 2005

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant
Description:

The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) of the
Office of Science (SC), U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving grant
applications for research in innovative approaches to high energy density
physics in fusion energy sciences.

The OFES has a broad program of science-based research to develop the
knowledge
base needed for an economically and environmentally attractive fusion
energy
source in the long term. One of the approaches to fusion energy is based on

inertial fusion, which seeks to produce fusion reactions by creating
plasmas of
extremely high density and using inertia to contain momentarily the extreme

pressure generated by the fusion burning plasma. In order for inertial
fusion
to achieve significant energy production, it will be necessary to develop
attractive physics pathways for providing the necessary conditions for
ignition
and burn. In turn, these conditions will require states of matter with
extremely high energy density (HED). The physics of matter at such high
energy
densities is an emerging field that cuts across many areas of science
[Reference: The National Research Council, High Energy Density Physics: The

X-Games of Contemporary Science, Committee on High Energy Density Physics,
The
National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 2003]. The OFES is sponsoring
research in high energy density physics (HEDP) that might be relevant to
creating fusion energy by inertial fusion or equivalently high density
plasmas.

The OFES HEDP Program has the long-term performance measure of
demonstrating
progress in developing the fundamental understanding and predictability of
high
energy density plasma physics, including potential energy producing
applications. This fundamental understanding and predictability is to be
gained
by conducting a series of scientific campaigns, experimentally,
theoretically
and computationally. The OFES research plan in HEDP is guided largely by
the
recent Report of the National Task Force on High Energy Density Physics
commissioned by the Interagency Working Group on the Physics of the
Universe
under the auspices of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
[Reference:
Office of Science and Technology IWG on POU, Frontiers for Discovery in
High
Energy Density Physics, National Task Force on High Energy Density Physics,

July 2004]. Current research efforts funded by OFES include creation of
high
energy density states by the use of heavy ion beams, dense plasma jets and
the
Fast Ignition approach to inertial fusion.

The purpose of this Notice is to seek competitive applications for
innovative
research in high energy density physics relevant to fusion energy sciences,
but
it is not meant to provide a means to increment research in heavy ion beams

which is funded separately by OFES. Applications for research in ion beams
should not be submitted under this Notice. This Notice is meant to create
research opportunities for other attractive physics pathways that have the
potential of creating high energy density plasmas. Examples of such
approaches
that have been identified in the Report of the National Task Force on HEDP
includes, but are not limited to, Fast Ignition and dense plasma jets. For
the
full text of the solicitation go to:
http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN05-07.html.

Who can apply:

Unrestricted

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

More Information:

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If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Laura Scott

Address Info:

U.S. Department of Energy, Headquarters Procurement
Services Office, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC
20585

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