Target diagnostic system for the National Ignition Facility (NIF)

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A review of recent progress on the design of a diagnostic system proposed for ignition target experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will be presented. This diagnostic package contains an extensive suite of optical, x-ray, gamma-ray, and neutron diagnostics that enable measurements of the performance of both direct and indirect driven NIF targets. The philosophy used in designing all of the diagnostics in the set has emphasized redundant and independent measurement of fundamental physical quantities relevant to the operation of the NIF target. A unique feature of these diagnostics is that they are being designed to be capable of ... continued below

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Leeper, R.J.; Chandler, G.A.; Cooper, G.W. & Derzon, M.S. July 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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A review of recent progress on the design of a diagnostic system proposed for ignition target experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will be presented. This diagnostic package contains an extensive suite of optical, x-ray, gamma-ray, and neutron diagnostics that enable measurements of the performance of both direct and indirect driven NIF targets. The philosophy used in designing all of the diagnostics in the set has emphasized redundant and independent measurement of fundamental physical quantities relevant to the operation of the NIF target. A unique feature of these diagnostics is that they are being designed to be capable of operating, in the high radiation, EMP, and debris backgrounds expected on the NIF facility. The diagnostic system proposed can be categorized into three broad areas: laser characterization, hohlraum characterization, and capsule performance diagnostics. The operating principles of a representative instrument from each class of diagnostic employed in this package will be summarized and illustrated with data obtained in recent prototype diagnostic tests.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013065

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  • 11. annual high-temperature plasma diagnostics conference, Monterey, CA (United States), 12-16 May 1996

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  • Other: DE96013065
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0858C
  • Report No.: CONF-960543--28
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 262962
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668412

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Leeper, R.J.; Chandler, G.A.; Cooper, G.W. & Derzon, M.S. Target diagnostic system for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), article, July 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668412/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.