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Title: A broadband proton backlighting platform to probe shock propagation in low-density systems

Abstract

A proton backlighting platform has been developed for the study of strong shock propagation in low-density systems in planar geometry. Electric fields at the converging shock front in inertial confinement fusion implosions have been previously observed, demonstrating the presence of—and the need to understand—strong electric fields not modeled in standard radiation-hydrodynamic simulations. In this planar configuration, long-pulse ultraviolet lasers are used to drive a strong shock into a gas-cell target, while a short-pulse proton backlighter side-on radiographs the shock propagation. Finally, the capabilities of the platform are presented here. Future experiments will vary shock strength and gas fill, to probe shock conditions at different Z and T e.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  2. Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States). Center for Energy Research
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1348908
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1348909; OSTI ID: 1438717
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-740687
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; TRN: US1700970
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0002949; AC52-07NA27344; FA9550-14-1-0346; FC52-08NA28752; NA0002726
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Protons; Radiography; Electric fields; Helium-4; Spatial resolution; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION

Citation Formats

Sio, H., Hua, R., Ping, Y., McGuffey, C., Beg, F., Heeter, R., Li, C. K., Petrasso, R. D., and Collins, G. W. A broadband proton backlighting platform to probe shock propagation in low-density systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4973893.
Sio, H., Hua, R., Ping, Y., McGuffey, C., Beg, F., Heeter, R., Li, C. K., Petrasso, R. D., & Collins, G. W. A broadband proton backlighting platform to probe shock propagation in low-density systems. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4973893.
Sio, H., Hua, R., Ping, Y., McGuffey, C., Beg, F., Heeter, R., Li, C. K., Petrasso, R. D., and Collins, G. W. Tue . "A broadband proton backlighting platform to probe shock propagation in low-density systems". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4973893. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1348908.
@article{osti_1348908,
title = {A broadband proton backlighting platform to probe shock propagation in low-density systems},
author = {Sio, H. and Hua, R. and Ping, Y. and McGuffey, C. and Beg, F. and Heeter, R. and Li, C. K. and Petrasso, R. D. and Collins, G. W.},
abstractNote = {A proton backlighting platform has been developed for the study of strong shock propagation in low-density systems in planar geometry. Electric fields at the converging shock front in inertial confinement fusion implosions have been previously observed, demonstrating the presence of—and the need to understand—strong electric fields not modeled in standard radiation-hydrodynamic simulations. In this planar configuration, long-pulse ultraviolet lasers are used to drive a strong shock into a gas-cell target, while a short-pulse proton backlighter side-on radiographs the shock propagation. Finally, the capabilities of the platform are presented here. Future experiments will vary shock strength and gas fill, to probe shock conditions at different Z and Te.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4973893},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 1,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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