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Title: Cygnus Performance on Vega

Abstract

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources, Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2, each with the following specifications: 4-Rad dose at 1 m, 1-mm spot size, 50-ns pulse length, and 2.25-MeV endpoint energy. Cygnus 1 and 2 have been used for radiography of subcritical experiments at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) since 2004. The Cygnus Facility is located in an underground tunnel complex named U1a. The Cygnus sources were developed as a primary diagnostic for these experiments. The first subcritical experiment to utilize Cygnus, Armando, was executed on May 25, 2004. Since Armando, several other subcritical experiments have been executed in front of Cygnus, as well as physics experiments and plutonium calibration tests.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Mission Support and Technical Services (United States)
  4. Mission Support and Technical Services
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
OSTI Identifier:
1440427
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-24549
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Pulsed Power; Radiography; Subcritical Experiment

Citation Formats

Smith, John R., Garcia, Michael R., Ormond, Eugene C., Parrales, Martin F., Flores, Paul A., Hogge, Keith W., Huber, Steven R., Mitchell, Stephen E., Perez, Jesus R., Romero, Thomas A., and Truong, Hoai-Tam V. Cygnus Performance on Vega. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1440427.
Smith, John R., Garcia, Michael R., Ormond, Eugene C., Parrales, Martin F., Flores, Paul A., Hogge, Keith W., Huber, Steven R., Mitchell, Stephen E., Perez, Jesus R., Romero, Thomas A., & Truong, Hoai-Tam V. Cygnus Performance on Vega. United States. doi:10.2172/1440427.
Smith, John R., Garcia, Michael R., Ormond, Eugene C., Parrales, Martin F., Flores, Paul A., Hogge, Keith W., Huber, Steven R., Mitchell, Stephen E., Perez, Jesus R., Romero, Thomas A., and Truong, Hoai-Tam V. Thu . "Cygnus Performance on Vega". United States. doi:10.2172/1440427. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440427.
@article{osti_1440427,
title = {Cygnus Performance on Vega},
author = {Smith, John R. and Garcia, Michael R. and Ormond, Eugene C. and Parrales, Martin F. and Flores, Paul A. and Hogge, Keith W. and Huber, Steven R. and Mitchell, Stephen E. and Perez, Jesus R. and Romero, Thomas A. and Truong, Hoai-Tam V},
abstractNote = {The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources, Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2, each with the following specifications: 4-Rad dose at 1 m, 1-mm spot size, 50-ns pulse length, and 2.25-MeV endpoint energy. Cygnus 1 and 2 have been used for radiography of subcritical experiments at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) since 2004. The Cygnus Facility is located in an underground tunnel complex named U1a. The Cygnus sources were developed as a primary diagnostic for these experiments. The first subcritical experiment to utilize Cygnus, Armando, was executed on May 25, 2004. Since Armando, several other subcritical experiments have been executed in front of Cygnus, as well as physics experiments and plutonium calibration tests.},
doi = {10.2172/1440427},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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