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Title: NIF system-design requirements for nuclear-weapons physics experiments

NIF system-design requirements for nuclear-weapons physics experiments One of the objectives of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is to provide an aboveground experimental capability for conducting weapons-physics experiments, for maintaining nuclear competence. To achieve the high-energy-density regimes needed for a science-based stockpile stewardship program, NIF must produce conditions similar to those in nuclear weapon explosions. This imposes fundamental facility design requirements on NIF. This document summarizes those requirements for opacity, radiation-flow, equation-of-state, non-LTE and x-ray laser, hydrodynamic, and capsule-implosion experiments.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 91882
Report Number(s):UCRL-ID--120738
ON: DE95016187
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Apr 1995
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; LASERS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; SIMULATION; X-RAY LASERS