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Title: Letter: Meyerhofer

Abstract

This letter confirms that the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) was an important part of the FY10 NIF Polar Drive Exploding Pusher experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). These experiments were designed by LLE to produce requested neutron yields to calibrate and qualify nuclear diagnostics. LLE built a deuterium-tritium filling system for the glass shells and provided them to LLNL for mounting. In FY10, four exploding pusher implosions were performed with measured neutron yields within a factor of two of requested and ion temperatures within 20% of requested. These implosions are proving to be an ideal platform for commissioning the nuclear diagnostic suite on the NIF and are achieving all of the objectives planned for this campaign.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1018819
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-465276
TRN: US1103526
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMMISSIONING; GLASS; IMPLOSIONS; ION TEMPERATURE; LASERS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; NEUTRONS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Mackinnon, A J. Letter: Meyerhofer. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1018819.
Mackinnon, A J. Letter: Meyerhofer. United States. doi:10.2172/1018819.
Mackinnon, A J. Thu . "Letter: Meyerhofer". United States. doi:10.2172/1018819. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1018819.
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abstractNote = {This letter confirms that the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) was an important part of the FY10 NIF Polar Drive Exploding Pusher experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). These experiments were designed by LLE to produce requested neutron yields to calibrate and qualify nuclear diagnostics. LLE built a deuterium-tritium filling system for the glass shells and provided them to LLNL for mounting. In FY10, four exploding pusher implosions were performed with measured neutron yields within a factor of two of requested and ion temperatures within 20% of requested. These implosions are proving to be an ideal platform for commissioning the nuclear diagnostic suite on the NIF and are achieving all of the objectives planned for this campaign.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 06 00:00:00 EST 2011},
month = {Thu Jan 06 00:00:00 EST 2011}
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