13th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion


March 13-17, 2000
San Diego, California, USA

HIF2000 is sponsored by:
Fusion Power Associates

In cooperation with:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
General Atomics

Welcome to HIF 2000

On behalf of the organizers, sponsors, program committee, and the International Advisory Committee, it is a pleasure to welcome everyone to HIF 2000. The HIF symposium has been occurring about once every 2 to 3 years since 1976, and is the major forum to discuss various issues of heavy ion accelerator driven inertial fusion. In our last meeting in Heidelberg, Germany, (September 1997) the symposium was held jointly with the International Workshop on Atomic Physics for Ion-Driven Fusion. We have now combined both into a single symposium.

We were excited to organize the symposium near the beginning of a new millennium, but by coincidence we were faced with a special difficulty in planning this event caused by new government regulations on national laboratory-sponsored events. Special thanks go to Steve Dean and the Fusion Power Associates for agreeing to sponsor this conference on short notice. We also want to acknowledge the special contributions of General Atomics. It is important to recognize that if fusion power is ever to become a real contributor to energy in the world, it will require industrial involvement. Government laboratories are not going to build power plants. General Atomics has both Magnetic and Inertial Fusion activities. As they are the only private industry with such a program in the United States, it is most appropriate for us to meet in their vicinity.

We have been pleased at the number of papers and the number of delegates signing up for this meeting. At last count we expect more than 130 papers to be presented. Perhaps this count is a reflection of the fact that even after so many years of small budgets, the interest in Heavy Ion Fusion is still strong. It may also be a reaction to recent increases in the HIF budget in the U.S. We now can look forward to renewed interest in forming partnerships for international collaboration. To those of you coming from outside the United States, we say "welcome" and ask that you join us in discussions of how to work together for the advancement of Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion. We certainly have high hopes that the weather and ambience of San Diego will contribute to a successful and memorable 13th International Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion Symposium.

Bill Herrmannsfeldt
Joe Kwan




Sunday 3/12/00
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM-Registration/Welcoming reception

Monday 3/13/00
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM-Registration
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM-Welcome remarksJ.Kwan/W.Herrmannsfeldt
8:50 AM -12:30 PMMA.IOverviewsW.Herrmannsfeldt
2:00 PM - 5:15 PMMP.ITargetsM.Basko

Photographs Candids from Monday's Events

Tuesday 3/14/00
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM-Registration
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMTP.IAtomic PhysicsE.Nardi
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMTP.ITechnologyA.Tauschwitz
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMMP.ITour of GA

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM-Reception at the Stephen Birch Aquarium

Photographs Candids from Tuesday

Wednesday 3/15/00
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM-Registration
8:30 AM -10:00 AMWA.IHIF Chamber TransportR.Davidson
10:15 AM -12:05 PMWA.IIHIF ChambersA.Molvik
Poster Session A
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWP.ITargets
WP.IIAtomic Physics
WP.IIIHIF Chamber Transport

Photographs Candids from Wednesday

Thursday 3/16/00
8:30 AM -12:00 PMThA.IBeam DynamicsM.Pusterla
Poster Session B
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMThP.IHIF Chambers
ThP.IIHIF Technology
ThP.IIIBeam Dynamics
ThP.IVAccelerators and Ion Sources

Photographs Candids from Thursday

Friday 3/17/00
8:30 AM -10:50 AMFA.IAccelerators and Ion SourcesC.Celata
11:05 AM -12:25 PMFA.IISummariesD.Koshkarev
12:25 AM -12:35 PM-Closing RemarksW.Herrmannsfeldt/S.Dean

Photographs Candids from Friday's Events


HIF2000 Symposium will feature all aspects of heavy-ion-driven inertial fusion for energy production. Oral sessions will be plenary, and will have about twenty invited papers dedicated to overviews and reviews of recent developments in the field. Contributed papers will be primarily presented in poster sessions; however, a small number may be selected for oral sessions. It is anticipated that there will be several invited papers in each of the topic areas.

Program Overviews
Accelerators for Heavy Ion Fusion
Final Focus and Chamber Transport
Ion Sources and Injectors
Beam Dynamics
Fusion Targets
Atomic Physics
IFE Reactors
Heavy Ion Accelerator Technology


The HIF2000 conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A. Papers for which the abstracts have been accepted, and that are actually presented at the Conference, are eligible for publication in the proceedings. The proceedings will contain two categories of papers; one is invited papers with a page limitation of 7 journal pages, and the other is contributed papers (orals and posters) with a page limitation of 5 journal pages. Guidelines for preparation of manuscripts will be sent to authors of accepted abstracts before the conference. Manuscripts should be submitted by March 14, 2000, noon.

All manuscripts will be refereed.

Conference registration will start on Sunday, March 12, from 3:00 p.m. at the Bahia Resort Hotel,
and includes a welcome reception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration desk will close at 6:00 p.m.
A conference excursion will be organized in the afternoon. A bus will take participants for a tour to the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics. DIII-D is the largest operating tokamak in the United States. After the tour to DIII-D we will go to the Stephen Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography for the conference reception, for hosted hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

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