Analysis of the ball-plate laser fusion target experiments

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Two dimensional computer simulation results of the two exploding pusher ball-plate targets are in approximate agreement with the experimental space and time integrated x-ray spectra, x-ray microscope data, neutron yields, and laser energy absorptions. Three parameters were used to characterize the laser absorption due to plasma instabilities. Two dumpall parameters were used to model the energy absorption and a single variable was used to define the electron temperature. The values, as well as the selection procedure for these parameters are discussed. (auth)

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Pan, Y.L. October 15, 1975.

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Two dimensional computer simulation results of the two exploding pusher ball-plate targets are in approximate agreement with the experimental space and time integrated x-ray spectra, x-ray microscope data, neutron yields, and laser energy absorptions. Three parameters were used to characterize the laser absorption due to plasma instabilities. Two dumpall parameters were used to model the energy absorption and a single variable was used to define the electron temperature. The values, as well as the selection procedure for these parameters are discussed. (auth)

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  • APS meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, 10 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: UCRL--77044
  • Report No.: CONF-751130--10
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4151949
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc871060

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Pan, Y.L. Analysis of the ball-plate laser fusion target experiments, article, October 15, 1975; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc871060/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.