There are a wide variety of reports that address the world class research and experiments in ICF being performed on behalf of the U.S. ICF Program and stockpile stewardship. Some of these reports are listed below:
Advancing the Science of High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy Science, Fusion Energy Science Advisory Committee, 2009.
Basic Research Needs for High Energy Density Laboratory Physics: Report of the Workshop on High Energy Density Laboratory Physics Research Needs, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, November 15-18, 2009.
Basic Research Directions for User Science at the National Ignition Facility, Report on the National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of Science, Workshop of Basic Research Directions on User Science at the National Ignition Facility, April 2011.
Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century, National Academies of Science/National Research Council, 2003.
Frontiers in High Energy Density Physics: The X-games of Contemporary Science, National Academies of Science/National Research Council, 2003.
Plasma Science: Advancing Knowledge in the National Interest, National Research Council of the National Academies, The National Academies Press, 2007.
Report of the Interagency Task Force on High Energy Density Physics, National and Technology Council Committee on Science Interagency Working Group on the Physics of the Universe, August 2007.
The Science and Applications of Ultrafast, Ultraintense Lasers: Opportunities in Science and Technology Using the Brightest Light Known to Man, U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation, 2002.
Science of Fusion Ignition on NIF, Science of Fusion Ignition Workshop, May 22-24, 2012, U.S. Department of Energy, LLNL-TR-570412.
Banner photo: Forty-eight final optic assemblies are symmetrically distributed around the upper and lower hemispheres of the target chamber (National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)