Penetrating radiation impact on NIF final optic components

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Goal of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is to achieve thermonuclear ignition in a laboratory environment in inertial confinement fusion (ICF). This will enable NIF to service the DOE stockpile stewardship management program, inertial fusion energy goals, and advance scientific frontiers. All of these applications will make use of the extreme conditions that the facility will create in the target chamber. In the case of a prospected 20 MJ yield scenario, NIF will produce 10{sup 19} neutrons with DT fusion 14 MeV energy per neutron. There will also be high-energy x rays as well as solid, liquid, and gaseous target ... continued below

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Marshall, C.D.; Speth, J.A.; DeLoach, L.D. & Payne, S.A. October 15, 1996.

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Goal of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is to achieve thermonuclear ignition in a laboratory environment in inertial confinement fusion (ICF). This will enable NIF to service the DOE stockpile stewardship management program, inertial fusion energy goals, and advance scientific frontiers. All of these applications will make use of the extreme conditions that the facility will create in the target chamber. In the case of a prospected 20 MJ yield scenario, NIF will produce 10{sup 19} neutrons with DT fusion 14 MeV energy per neutron. There will also be high-energy x rays as well as solid, liquid, and gaseous target debris produced either directly or indirectly by the inertial confinement fusion process. A critical design issue is the protection of the final optical components as well as sophisticated target diagnostics in such a harsh environment.

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  • 2. annual solid state lasers for applications to inertial confinement fusion (ICF), Paris (France), 22-25 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97051544
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--125397
  • Report No.: CONF-9610225--29
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 469644
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685162

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Marshall, C.D.; Speth, J.A.; DeLoach, L.D. & Payne, S.A. Penetrating radiation impact on NIF final optic components, article, October 15, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685162/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.