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Title: Tests and Calibration of 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 1 x 10^9 to 2 x 10^19. The NTOF consists of several detectors of varying sensitivity located on the NIF at about 5 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. Neutron calibrations were carried out on the OMEGA laser. Results of the NTOF detector tests and calibration will be presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
940920
Report Number(s):
DOE/NA/28302-860
2008-10; 1835
DOE Contract Number:  
FC52-08NA28302
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 79
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 79
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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 NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2969289.
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 NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2969289.
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 NIF Neutron Time of Flight Detectors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2969289.
@article{osti_940920,
title = {Tests and Calibration of 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 1 x 10^9 to 2 x 10^19. The NTOF consists of several detectors of varying sensitivity located on the NIF at about 5 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. Neutron calibrations were carried out on the OMEGA laser. Results of the NTOF detector tests and calibration will be presented.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2969289},
journal = {REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 79},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {11}
}