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Title: Note: A monoenergetic proton backlighter for the National Ignition Facility

Abstract

Here, a monoenergetic, isotropic proton source suitable for proton radiography applications has been demonstrated at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). A deuterium and helium-3 gas-filled glass capsule was imploded with 39 kJ of laser energy from 24 of NIF’s 192 beams. Spectral, spatial, and temporal measurements of the 15-MeV proton product of the 3He(d,p)4He nuclear reaction reveal a bright (1010 protons/sphere), monoenergetic (ΔE/E = 4%) spectrum with a compact size (80 µm) and isotropic emission (~13% proton fluence variation and <0.4% mean energy variation). Simultaneous measurements of products produced by the D(d,p)T and D(d,n)3He reactions also show 2 × 1010 isotropically distributed 3-MeV protons.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3];  [3];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2];  [4];  [5];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551, USA
  2. Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
  3. Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623, USA
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551, USA, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
  5. Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1225816
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1261147; OSTI ID: 1261149; OSTI ID: 1421561
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; NA0001857; NA0002949
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments Journal Volume: 86 Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; protons; Helium-3; x-ray imaging; emission spectra; plasma temperature

Citation Formats

Rygg, J. R., Zylstra, A. B., Séguin, F. H., LePape, S., Bachmann, B., Craxton, R. S., Garcia, E. M., Kong, Y. Z., Gatu-Johnson, M., Khan, S. F., Lahmann, B. J., McKenty, P. W., Petrasso, R. D., Rinderknecht, H. G., Rosenberg, M. J., Sayre, D. B., and Sio, H. W. Note: A monoenergetic proton backlighter for the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4935581.
Rygg, J. R., Zylstra, A. B., Séguin, F. H., LePape, S., Bachmann, B., Craxton, R. S., Garcia, E. M., Kong, Y. Z., Gatu-Johnson, M., Khan, S. F., Lahmann, B. J., McKenty, P. W., Petrasso, R. D., Rinderknecht, H. G., Rosenberg, M. J., Sayre, D. B., & Sio, H. W. Note: A monoenergetic proton backlighter for the National Ignition Facility. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4935581.
Rygg, J. R., Zylstra, A. B., Séguin, F. H., LePape, S., Bachmann, B., Craxton, R. S., Garcia, E. M., Kong, Y. Z., Gatu-Johnson, M., Khan, S. F., Lahmann, B. J., McKenty, P. W., Petrasso, R. D., Rinderknecht, H. G., Rosenberg, M. J., Sayre, D. B., and Sio, H. W. Thu . "Note: A monoenergetic proton backlighter for the National Ignition Facility". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4935581.
@article{osti_1225816,
title = {Note: A monoenergetic proton backlighter for the National Ignition Facility},
author = {Rygg, J. R. and Zylstra, A. B. and Séguin, F. H. and LePape, S. and Bachmann, B. and Craxton, R. S. and Garcia, E. M. and Kong, Y. Z. and Gatu-Johnson, M. and Khan, S. F. and Lahmann, B. J. and McKenty, P. W. and Petrasso, R. D. and Rinderknecht, H. G. and Rosenberg, M. J. and Sayre, D. B. and Sio, H. W.},
abstractNote = {Here, a monoenergetic, isotropic proton source suitable for proton radiography applications has been demonstrated at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). A deuterium and helium-3 gas-filled glass capsule was imploded with 39 kJ of laser energy from 24 of NIF’s 192 beams. Spectral, spatial, and temporal measurements of the 15-MeV proton product of the 3He(d,p)4He nuclear reaction reveal a bright (1010 protons/sphere), monoenergetic (ΔE/E = 4%) spectrum with a compact size (80 µm) and isotropic emission (~13% proton fluence variation and <0.4% mean energy variation). Simultaneous measurements of products produced by the D(d,p)T and D(d,n)3He reactions also show 2 × 1010 isotropically distributed 3-MeV protons.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4935581},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 11,
volume = 86,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
}

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