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Title: Tests and Calibration of the NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors

Abstract

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) Neutron Time of Flight (NTOF) diagnostic will measure neutron yield and ion temperature in all NIF campaigns in DD, DT, and THD* implosions. The NIF NTOF diagnostic is designed to measure neutron yield from 109 to 2 x 1019. The NTOF consists of several detectors of varying sensitivity located on the NIF at about 5 m and 20 m from the target. Production, testing, and calibration of the NIF NTOF detectors have begun at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Operational tests of the NTOF detectors were performed on several facilities including the OMEGA laser at LLE and the Titan laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Neutron calibrations were carried out on the OMEGA laser. Results of the NTOF detectors tests and calibration will be presented. *(D = deuterium, T = tritium, H = hydrogen)

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Security Technologies, LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NA)
OSTI Identifier:
939696
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-451
TRN: US0900703
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 17th Topical Conference: High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics; Albuquerque, NM; May 11-15, 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CALIBRATION; DEUTERIUM; HYDROGEN; IMPLOSIONS; ION TEMPERATURE; LASERS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; NEUTRONS; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; PRODUCTION; SENSITIVITY; TESTING; TRITIUM; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; Neutron Time of Flight; National Ignition Facility; NIF

Citation Formats

Ali, Z A, Glebov, V Yu, Cruz, M, Duffy, T, Stoeckl, C, Roberts, S, Sangster, T C, Tommasini, R, Throop, A, Moran, M, Dauffy, L, and Horsefield, C. Tests and Calibration of the NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Ali, Z A, Glebov, V Yu, Cruz, M, Duffy, T, Stoeckl, C, Roberts, S, Sangster, T C, Tommasini, R, Throop, A, Moran, M, Dauffy, L, & Horsefield, C. Tests and Calibration of the NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors. United States.
Ali, Z A, Glebov, V Yu, Cruz, M, Duffy, T, Stoeckl, C, Roberts, S, Sangster, T C, Tommasini, R, Throop, A, Moran, M, Dauffy, L, and Horsefield, C. Thu . "Tests and Calibration of the NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/939696.
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title = {Tests and Calibration of the NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors},
author = {Ali, Z A and Glebov, V Yu and Cruz, M and Duffy, T and Stoeckl, C and Roberts, S and Sangster, T C and Tommasini, R and Throop, A and Moran, M and Dauffy, L and Horsefield, C},
abstractNote = {The National Ignition Facility (NIF) Neutron Time of Flight (NTOF) diagnostic will measure neutron yield and ion temperature in all NIF campaigns in DD, DT, and THD* implosions. The NIF NTOF diagnostic is designed to measure neutron yield from 109 to 2 x 1019. The NTOF consists of several detectors of varying sensitivity located on the NIF at about 5 m and 20 m from the target. Production, testing, and calibration of the NIF NTOF detectors have begun at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Operational tests of the NTOF detectors were performed on several facilities including the OMEGA laser at LLE and the Titan laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Neutron calibrations were carried out on the OMEGA laser. Results of the NTOF detectors tests and calibration will be presented. *(D = deuterium, T = tritium, H = hydrogen)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {5}
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