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Title: Solid State Streak Camera Concept Review

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]; ; ;  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Mercury, NV (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada Test Site/National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1350138
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-3108
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presentation to university professors at Lawrence Livermore Office of National Security Technologies, LLC, February 2, 2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; streak camera, hygroscopic cathode, spatial resolution, parallel capacitors, bandwidth, multi-channel sampling

Citation Formats

Opachich, Yekaterina, Waltman, Thomas, MacNeil, Lawrence, O'Connor, Jon, Bowers, John, Porter, John, Looker, Quinn, Kimmel, Mark, Stahoviak, John, and Long, Joel. Solid State Streak Camera Concept Review. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Opachich, Yekaterina, Waltman, Thomas, MacNeil, Lawrence, O'Connor, Jon, Bowers, John, Porter, John, Looker, Quinn, Kimmel, Mark, Stahoviak, John, & Long, Joel. Solid State Streak Camera Concept Review. United States.
Opachich, Yekaterina, Waltman, Thomas, MacNeil, Lawrence, O'Connor, Jon, Bowers, John, Porter, John, Looker, Quinn, Kimmel, Mark, Stahoviak, John, and Long, Joel. Thu . "Solid State Streak Camera Concept Review". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1350138.
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