Analysis of integrating sphere performance for IR enhanced DT layering

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Absorbed IR energy can supplement the beta decay energy from DT ice to improve the driving force toward uniform layers. A significant problem with this approach has been to deliver the added IR energy with sufficient uniformity to enhance rather than destroy the uniformity of the ice layers. Computer modeling has indicated that one can achieve {approximately}1% uniformity in the angular variation of the absorbed power using an integrating sphere containing holes large enough to allow external inspection of the ice layer uniformity. The power required depends on the integrating sphere size, a 25 mm diameter sphere requires {approximately}35 mW ... continued below

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Stephens, R.B., & Collins, G.W. June 1, 1997.

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Absorbed IR energy can supplement the beta decay energy from DT ice to improve the driving force toward uniform layers. A significant problem with this approach has been to deliver the added IR energy with sufficient uniformity to enhance rather than destroy the uniformity of the ice layers. Computer modeling has indicated that one can achieve {approximately}1% uniformity in the angular variation of the absorbed power using an integrating sphere containing holes large enough to allow external inspection of the ice layer uniformity. The power required depends on the integrating sphere size, a 25 mm diameter sphere requires {approximately}35 mW of IR to deposit as much energy in the ice as the 50 mW/cm{sup 3}(35 pW total) received from tritium decay in DT. Power absorbed in the plastic can cause unacceptable ice-layer non-uniformities for the integrating sphere design considered here.

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  • 11. target fabrication specialist meeting, Orcas Island, WA (United States), 8-12 Sep 1996

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--127476
  • Report No.: CONF-9609225--
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 632728
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Stephens, R.B., & Collins, G.W. Analysis of integrating sphere performance for IR enhanced DT layering, article, June 1, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690521/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.