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Title: Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE

Abstract

The Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) is a spectrometer snout mounted to an X-Ray Framing Camera (XRFC) through the Unimount flange. This equipment already exists and is used at the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) facility. The XRFC and the Unimount flange are designed by LLE. The Tilt Rotator fixture that mounts next to the XRFC and the cart rails are designed by LLNL, and are included in this safety note. The other related components, such as the TIM rails and the Unimount flange, are addressed in a separate safety note, EDSN09-500005-AA. The Multipurpose Spectrometer (MSPEC) and VSG are mounted on the TIM Boat through the cart rails that are very similar in design. The tilt rotator combination with the Unimount flange is also a standard mounting procedure. The later mounting system has been included in this safety note. Figure-1 shows the interface components and the VSG snout. Figure-2 shows the VSG assembly mounted on the Unimount flange. The calibration pointer attachment is shown in place of the snout. There are two types of VSG, one made of 6061-T6 aluminum, weighing approximately 3 pounds, and the other made of 304 stainless steel, weighing approximately 5.5 pounds. This safetymore » note examines the VSG steel design. Specific experiments may require orienting the VSG snout in 90 degrees increment with respect to the Unimount flange. This is done by changing the bolts position on the VSG-main body adapter flange to the Unimount adapter plate. There is no hazard involved in handling the VSG during this procedure as it is done outside the target chamber on the cart rail before installing on the TIM. This safety note addresses the mechanical integrity of the VSG structure, the tilt rotating fixture, the cart rails with handle and their connections. Safety Factors are also calculated for the MSPEC in place of the VSG.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
992295
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-430391
TRN: US1007779
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUMM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; ALUMINIUM; CALIBRATION; CAMERAS; DESIGN; FASTENERS; FLANGES; LASERS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; SAFETY; SPECTROMETERS; STAINLESS STEELS; STEELS; TARGET CHAMBERS

Citation Formats

Mukherjee, S K, Emig, J A, Griffith, L V, Heeter, R F, House, F A, James, D L, Schneider, M B, and Sorce, C M. Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/992295.
Mukherjee, S K, Emig, J A, Griffith, L V, Heeter, R F, House, F A, James, D L, Schneider, M B, & Sorce, C M. Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/992295
Mukherjee, S K, Emig, J A, Griffith, L V, Heeter, R F, House, F A, James, D L, Schneider, M B, and Sorce, C M. Mon . "Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/992295. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/992295.
@article{osti_992295,
title = {Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE},
author = {Mukherjee, S K and Emig, J A and Griffith, L V and Heeter, R F and House, F A and James, D L and Schneider, M B and Sorce, C M},
abstractNote = {The Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) is a spectrometer snout mounted to an X-Ray Framing Camera (XRFC) through the Unimount flange. This equipment already exists and is used at the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) facility. The XRFC and the Unimount flange are designed by LLE. The Tilt Rotator fixture that mounts next to the XRFC and the cart rails are designed by LLNL, and are included in this safety note. The other related components, such as the TIM rails and the Unimount flange, are addressed in a separate safety note, EDSN09-500005-AA. The Multipurpose Spectrometer (MSPEC) and VSG are mounted on the TIM Boat through the cart rails that are very similar in design. The tilt rotator combination with the Unimount flange is also a standard mounting procedure. The later mounting system has been included in this safety note. Figure-1 shows the interface components and the VSG snout. Figure-2 shows the VSG assembly mounted on the Unimount flange. The calibration pointer attachment is shown in place of the snout. There are two types of VSG, one made of 6061-T6 aluminum, weighing approximately 3 pounds, and the other made of 304 stainless steel, weighing approximately 5.5 pounds. This safety note examines the VSG steel design. Specific experiments may require orienting the VSG snout in 90 degrees increment with respect to the Unimount flange. This is done by changing the bolts position on the VSG-main body adapter flange to the Unimount adapter plate. There is no hazard involved in handling the VSG during this procedure as it is done outside the target chamber on the cart rail before installing on the TIM. This safety note addresses the mechanical integrity of the VSG structure, the tilt rotating fixture, the cart rails with handle and their connections. Safety Factors are also calculated for the MSPEC in place of the VSG.},
doi = {10.2172/992295},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/992295}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {1}
}