Arijit Bose

Postdoctoral Associate

NW17-262

Biography

Arijit Bose is a postdoctoral associate in the high-energy-density physics group at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center. He is interested in various aspects of fusion and laser produced plasma research. Arijit got his PhD degree from the Department of Physics at the University of Rochester. His thesis work, titled “Direct Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion: Analysis of the Implosion Core”, was performed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, under supervision of Professor Riccardo Betti. After which he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan for about one year before joining MIT. The results were published as Rapid Communications in the Physical Review journal [Bose et al., Phys. Rev. E 94, 011201(R) (2016)].

Education

University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, PhD Physics (2017)
University of Rochester, MA Physics (2012)
Chennai Mathematical Institute, BSc (Hons) Physics (2010)  

Awards

Frank J. Horton Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012–2017
Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, 2012
ÉGIDE fellowship for research at École Polytechnique, 2010
Undergraduate scholarship, Chennai Mathematical Institute, 2007-2010

Research

Dr. Arijit Bose conducts research on inertial confinement fusion with a focus on the hydrodynamic instability of the implosion core. Arijit's work in inertial confinement fusion has resulted in fundamental understanding of the deceleration-phase Rayleigh Taylor instability and the hydrodynamic scaling of the instability to larger systems.

Direct laser-driven fusion uses multiple laser beams to symmetrically illuminate a frozen deuterium-tritium shell. The motive is to produce a hot confined central plasma--the core--which would initiate fusion reactions and lead to self-heating by alpha particle energy deposition. The OMEGA laser, at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, produces ~25-30 kJ of on-target energy, approximately 1.4% of the energy available on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Currently, the NIF is not configured to perform symmetric illumination while the 60 beam OMEGA routinely irradiates targets symmetrically. To help motivate NIF to explore direct drive targets in a future symmetric illumination configuration, Arijit developed a technique to scale the OMEGA experimental results to NIF energies. This scaling technique provides a valuable and cost-effective tool for extrapolating the implosions on smaller laser systems to multi mega-joule laser facilities like the NIF. Using theoretical and numerical analysis, Arijit showed that the experiments at the OMEGA [Regan et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117,025001 (2016)] when hydrodynamically scaled to 1.9 MJ would produce several times the fusion energy output than that achieved with the highest performing indirectly driven targets at NIF [Hurricane et al, Nature 506, 343–348 (2014)].

Publications

A. Bose, R. Betti, D. Mangino, K. M. Woo, D. Patel, A. R. Christopherson, V. Gopalaswamy, O. M. Mannion, S. P. Regan, V. N. Goncharov, D. H. Edgell, C. J. Forrest, J. A. Frenje, M. Gatu Johnson, V. Yu Glebov, I. V. Igumenshchev, J. P. Knauer, F. J. Marshall, P. B. Radha, R. Shah, C. Stoeckl, W. Theobald, T. C. Sangster, D. Shvarts, and E. M. Campbell, “Analysis of trends in experimental observables: Reconstruction of the implosion dynamics and implications for fusion yield extrapolation for direct-drive cryogenic targets on OMEGA", Phys. Plasmas 25, 062701 (2018).

A. R. Christopherson, R. Betti, A. Bose, J. A. Howard, K. M. Woo, E. Campbell, J. R. Sanz, and B. K. Spears, “A comprehensive alpha heating model for inertial confinement fusion", Phys. Plasmas 25, 012703 (2018).

K. M. Woo, R. Betti, D. Shvarts, A. Bose, D. Patel, R. Yan, P.-Y. Chang, O. M. Mannion, R. Epstein, J. A. Delettrez, M. Charissis, K. S. Anderson, P. B. Radha, A. Shvydky, I. V. Igumenshchev, V. Gopalaswamy, A. R. Christopherson, J. Sanz, and H. Aluie, “Effects of residual kinetic energy on yield degradation and ion temperature asymmetries in inertial confinement fusion implosions”, Phys. Plasmas 25, 052704 (2018).

A. Bose, R. Betti, D. Shvarts, and K. M. Woo, “The physics of long- and intermediate-wavelength asymmetries of the hot spot: Compression hydrodynamics and energetics", Phys. Plasmas, 24, 102704 (2017).

W. Theobald, A. Bose, R. Yan, R. Betti, M. Lafon, D. Mangino, A. Christopherson, C. Stoeckl, W. Seka, W. Shang, D. T. Michel, C. Ren, R. Nora, A. Casner, J. Peebles, F. N. Beg, X. Ribeyre, E. L. Aisa, A. Colaitis, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and M. Wei, “Enhanced Hot-Electron Production and Strong-Shock Generation in Hydrogen-Rich Ablators for Shock Ignition", Phys. Plasmas 24, 120702 (2017).

W. L. Shang, R. Betti, S. X. Hu, K. Woo, L. Hao, C. Ren, A. R. Christopherson, A. Bose, and W. Theobald, “Electron shock ignition of inertial fusion targets”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 195001 (2017).

S. P. Regan, V. N. Goncharov, T. C. Sangster, E. M. Campbell, R. Betti, K. S. Anderson, T. Bernat, A. Bose, T. R. Boehly, M. J. Bonino, D. Cao, R. Chapman, T. J. B. Collins, R. S. Craxton, A. K. Davis, J. A. Delettrez, D. H. Edgell, R. Epstein, M. Farrell, C. J. Forrest, J. A. Frenje, D. H. Froula, M. Gatu Johnson, C. Gibson, V. Yu. Glebov, A. Greenwood, D. R. Harding, M. Hohenberger, S. X. Hu, H. Huang, J. Hund, I. V. Igumenshchev, D. W. Jacobs-Perkins, R. T. Janezic, M. Karasik, R. L. Keck, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, J. P. Knauer, T. Z. Kosc, S. J. Loucks, J. A. Marozas, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, P. W. McKenty, D. D. Meyerhofer, D. T. Michel, J. F. Myatt, S. P. Obenschain, R. D. Petrasso, N. Petta, P. B. Radha, M. J. Rosenberg, A. J. Schmitt, M. J. Schmitt, M. Schoff, W. Seka, W. T. Shmayda, M. J. Shoup III, A. Shvydky, A. A. Solodov, C. Stoeckl, W. Sweet, C. Taylor, R. Taylor, W. Theobald, J. Ulreich, M. D. Wittman, K. M. Woo, and J. D. Zuegel, “The National Direct-Drive Program: OMEGA to the National Ignition Facility”, Fusion Science and Technology, 73:2, 89-97, DOI: 10.1080/15361055.2017.1397487 (2017).

E.L. Aisa, X. Ribeyre, G. Duchateau, T. H. Nguyen-Bui, V. T. Tikhonchuk, A. Colaitis, R. Betti, A. Bose, W. Theobald, “The role of hot electrons in the dynamics of a laser-driven strong converging shock", Phys. Plasmas 24, 112711 (2017). 

A. Bose, K. M. Woo, R. Betti, E. M. Campbell, D. Mangino, A. R. Christopherson, R. L. McCrory, R. Nora, S. P. Regan, V. N. Goncharov, T. C. Sangster, C. J. Forrest, J. Frenje, M. Gatu Johnson, V. Yu Glebov, J. P. Knauer, F. J. Marshall, C. Stoeckl, and W. Theobald, “Core conditions for alpha heating attained in direct-drive inertial confinement fusion”, Phys. Rev. E 94, 011201(R) (2016).

S. P. Regan, V. N. Goncharov, I. V. Igumenshchev, T. C. Sangster, R. Betti, A. Bose, T. R. Boehly, M. J. Bonino, E. M. Campbell, D. Cao, T. J. B. Collins, R. S. Craxton, A. K. Davis, J. A. Delettrez, D. H. Edgell, R. Epstein, C. J. Forrest, J. A. Frenje, D. H. Froula, M. Gatu Johnson, V. Yu. Glebov, D. R. Harding, M. Hohenberger, S. X. Hu, D. Jacobs-Perkins, R. Janezic, M. Karasik, R. L. Keck, J. H. Kelly, T. J. Kessler, J. P. Knauer, T. Z. Kosc, S. J. Loucks, J. A. Marozas, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, P. W. McKenty,D. D. Meyerhofer, D. T. Michel, J. F. Myatt, S. P. Obenschain, R. D. Petrasso, P. B. Radha, B. Rice, M. J. Rosenberg, A. J. Schmitt, M. J. Schmitt, W. Seka, W. T. Shmayda, M. J. Shoup, A. Shvydky, S. Skupsky, A. A. Solodov, C. Stoeckl, W. Theobald, J. Ulreich, M. D. Wittman, K. M. Woo, B. Yaakobi, and J. D. Zuegel, “Demonstration of Fuel Hot-Spot Pressure in Excess of 50 Gbar for Direct-Drive, Layered Deuterium-Tritium Implosions on OMEGA”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 025001 (2016).

A. Bose, K. M. Woo, R. Nora, and R. Betti, “Hydrodynamic scaling of the deceleration-phase Rayleigh-Taylor instability”, Phys. Plasmas 22, 072702 (2015).

R. Betti, A. R. Christopherson, B. K. Spears, R. Nora, A. Bose, J. Howard, K. M. Woo, M. J. Edwards, and J. Sanz, “Alpha Heating and Burning Plasmas in Inertial Confinement Fusion”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 255003 (2015).

R. Nora, R. Betti, K. S. Anderson, A. Shvydky, A. Bose, K. M. Woo, A. R. Christopherson, J. A. Marozas, T. J. B. Collins, P. B. Radha, S. X. Hu, R. Epstein, F. J. Marshall, R. L. McCrory, T. C. Sangster, and D. D. Meyerhofer, “Theory of hydroequivalent ignition for inertial fusion and its applications to OMEGA and the National Ignition Facility”, Phys. Plasmas 21, 056316 (2014).

Media

A first for direct-drive fusion

Connections: Monthly Science Roundtable - Fusion As A Potential Energy Source (NPR)

CLaSP Research Fellow earns first place award for presentation at laser conference