Investigation of methods for fabricating, characterizing, and transporting cryogenic inertial-confinement-fusion tartets

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The objective of this work is to investigate methods for fabricating, characterizing and transporting cryogenic inertial confinement fusion targets on a continuous basis. A microprocessor-based data acquisition system has been built that converts a complete target image to digital data, which are then analyzed by automated software procedures. The low temperatures required to freeze the hydrogen isotopes contained in a target is provided by a cryogenic cold chamber capable of attaining 15 K. A new method for target manipulation and positioning is studied that employs molecular gas beams to levitate a target and an electrostatic quadrupole structure to provide for ... continued below

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Fanning, J.J. & Kim, K. January 1, 1981.

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The objective of this work is to investigate methods for fabricating, characterizing and transporting cryogenic inertial confinement fusion targets on a continuous basis. A microprocessor-based data acquisition system has been built that converts a complete target image to digital data, which are then analyzed by automated software procedures. The low temperatures required to freeze the hydrogen isotopes contained in a target is provided by a cryogenic cold chamber capable of attaining 15 K. A new method for target manipulation and positioning is studied that employs molecular gas beams to levitate a target and an electrostatic quadrupole structure to provide for its lateral containment. Since the electrostatic target-positioning scheme requires that the targets be charged, preliminary investigation has been carried out for a target-charging mechanism based on ion-bombardment.

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  • Other: DE81029737
  • Report No.: UCRL-15360
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/6326514 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6326514
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1208408

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Fanning, J.J. & Kim, K. Investigation of methods for fabricating, characterizing, and transporting cryogenic inertial-confinement-fusion tartets, report, January 1, 1981; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1208408/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.