AUTOMATED BATCH CHARACTERIZATION OF ICF SHELLS WITH VISION-ENABLED OPTICAL MICROSCOPE SYSTEM

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OAK-B135 Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) shells are mesoscale objects with nano-scale dimensional and nano-surface finish requirements. Currently, the shell dimensions are measured by white-light interferometry and an image analysis method. These two methods complement each other and give a rather complete data set on a single shell. The process is, however, labor intensive. They have developed an automation routine to fully characterize a shell in one shot and perform unattended batch measurements. The method is useful to the ICF program both for production screening and for full characterization. It also has potential for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) power plant where ... continued below

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HUANG,H; STEPHENS,R.B; HILL,D.W; LYON,C; NIKROO,A & STEINMAN,D.A June 1, 2003.

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OAK-B135 Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) shells are mesoscale objects with nano-scale dimensional and nano-surface finish requirements. Currently, the shell dimensions are measured by white-light interferometry and an image analysis method. These two methods complement each other and give a rather complete data set on a single shell. The process is, however, labor intensive. They have developed an automation routine to fully characterize a shell in one shot and perform unattended batch measurements. The method is useful to the ICF program both for production screening and for full characterization. It also has potential for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) power plant where half a million shells need to be processed daily.

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  • 15th TARGET FABRICARTION SPECIALISTS MEETING, GLENEDEN BEACH, OR (US), 06/01/2003--06/05/2003; Other Information: TO BE PUBLISHED IN FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

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HUANG,H; STEPHENS,R.B; HILL,D.W; LYON,C; NIKROO,A & STEINMAN,D.A. AUTOMATED BATCH CHARACTERIZATION OF ICF SHELLS WITH VISION-ENABLED OPTICAL MICROSCOPE SYSTEM, article, June 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc783034/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.