Nuclear diagnostics in support of ICF experiments

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As the yields of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments increase to NIF levels new diagnostic techniques for studying details of fusion burn behavior will become feasible. The new techniques will provide improved measurements of fusion burn temperature and history. Improved temperature measurements might be achieved with magnetic spectroscopy of fusion neutrons. High-bandwidth fusion reaction history will be measured with fusion-specific {gamma}-ray diagnostics. Additional energy-resolved {gamma}-ray might be able to study a selection of specific behaviors during fusion burn. Present ICF yields greater than 10{sup 13} neutrons are sufficient to demonstrate the basic methods that underlie the new techniques. As ICF ... continued below

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Moran, M.J. & Hall, J. June 5, 1996.

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As the yields of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments increase to NIF levels new diagnostic techniques for studying details of fusion burn behavior will become feasible. The new techniques will provide improved measurements of fusion burn temperature and history. Improved temperature measurements might be achieved with magnetic spectroscopy of fusion neutrons. High-bandwidth fusion reaction history will be measured with fusion-specific {gamma}-ray diagnostics. Additional energy-resolved {gamma}-ray might be able to study a selection of specific behaviors during fusion burn. Present ICF yields greater than 10{sup 13} neutrons are sufficient to demonstrate the basic methods that underlie the new techniques. As ICF yields increase, the diagnostics designs adjusted accordingly in order to provide clear and specific data on fusion burn performance.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013888

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

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  • Other: DE96013888
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--124232
  • Report No.: CONF-960543--33
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 379949
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681137

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Moran, M.J. & Hall, J. Nuclear diagnostics in support of ICF experiments, article, June 5, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681137/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.