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Title: Methods and systems for imaging bulk motional velocities in plasmas

A method and apparatus for imaging the distribution of bulk motional velocities in plasmas such as inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions. This method and apparatus use multiple narrow-band x-ray crystal imaging systems, one or more of which have a bandpass tuned to lie within the Doppler-broadened emission line profile of a suitable plasma emission line. Crystals tuned on the one end of the profile will preferentially reflect x-rays from plasma ions moving towards the crystals, while crystals tuned to another end of the profile will preferentially reflect x-rays from plasma ions moving away from the crystals.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1462956
Assignee:
Mission Support and Tests Services, LLC (North Las Vegas, NV) NSTEC
Patent Number(s):
10,018,577
Application Number:
15/090,408
Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25946
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 04
Research Org:
Mission Support and Tests Services, LLC, North Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY