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Title: A novel charged-particle diagnostic for compression in inertial confinement fusion targets

Abstract

A new technique for diagnosing compression in multiple regions of inertial confinement fusion targets is discussed. This diagnostic uses knock-on deuterons and protons that have been elastically scattered by 14.1 MeV deuterium-tritium (DT) fusion neutrons. The target is composed of three different materials: DT gas contained in a plastic shell overcoated by deuterated plastic. The effect on the knock-on deuteron spectrum of mixing of these layers from hydrodynamic instabilities is also discussed. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)
  2. Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216036
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LASER TARGETS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; DEUTERATION; DEUTERIUM TARGET; TRITIUM TARGET; HYDRODYNAMICS; COMPRESSION; ICF DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Radha, P. B., Skupsky, S., Petrasso, R. D., and Soures, J. M. A novel charged-particle diagnostic for compression in inertial confinement fusion targets. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.873972.
Radha, P. B., Skupsky, S., Petrasso, R. D., & Soures, J. M. A novel charged-particle diagnostic for compression in inertial confinement fusion targets. United States. doi:10.1063/1.873972.
Radha, P. B., Skupsky, S., Petrasso, R. D., and Soures, J. M. Mon . "A novel charged-particle diagnostic for compression in inertial confinement fusion targets". United States. doi:10.1063/1.873972.
@article{osti_20216036,
title = {A novel charged-particle diagnostic for compression in inertial confinement fusion targets},
author = {Radha, P. B. and Skupsky, S. and Petrasso, R. D. and Soures, J. M.},
abstractNote = {A new technique for diagnosing compression in multiple regions of inertial confinement fusion targets is discussed. This diagnostic uses knock-on deuterons and protons that have been elastically scattered by 14.1 MeV deuterium-tritium (DT) fusion neutrons. The target is composed of three different materials: DT gas contained in a plastic shell overcoated by deuterated plastic. The effect on the knock-on deuteron spectrum of mixing of these layers from hydrodynamic instabilities is also discussed. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.873972},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}