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Title: X-ray transport and radiation response assessment (XTRRA) experiments at the National Ignition Facility

Abstract

Our team has developed an experimental platform to evaluate the x-ray-generated stress and impulse in materials. Experimental activities include x-ray source development, design of the sample mounting hardware and sensors interfaced to the NIF’s diagnostics insertion system, and system integration into the facility. This paper focuses on the X-ray Transport and Radiation Response Assessment (XTRRA) test cassettes built for these experiments. The test cassette is designed to position six samples at three predetermined distances from the source, each known to within ±1% accuracy. Built in calorimeters give in situ measurements of the x-ray environment along the sample lines of sight. We discuss the measured accuracy of sample responses, as well as planned modifications to the XTRRA cassette.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [5];  [3];  [3];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Fifth Gait Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, AL (United States)
  3. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA (United States)
  4. Naval Research Lab. (NRL), Washington, DC (United States)
  5. Dynasen, Inc., Goleta, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1305814
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-692683
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; RSINAK
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Fournier, K. B., Brown, Jr., C. G., Yeoman, M. F., Fisher, J. H., Seiler, S. W., Hinshelwood, D., Compton, S., Holdener, F. R., Kemp, G. E., Newlander, C. D., Gilliam, R. P., Froula, N., Lilly, M., Davis, J. F., Lerch, MAJ. A., and Blue, B. E. X-ray transport and radiation response assessment (XTRRA) experiments at the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4960501.
Fournier, K. B., Brown, Jr., C. G., Yeoman, M. F., Fisher, J. H., Seiler, S. W., Hinshelwood, D., Compton, S., Holdener, F. R., Kemp, G. E., Newlander, C. D., Gilliam, R. P., Froula, N., Lilly, M., Davis, J. F., Lerch, MAJ. A., & Blue, B. E. X-ray transport and radiation response assessment (XTRRA) experiments at the National Ignition Facility. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960501.
Fournier, K. B., Brown, Jr., C. G., Yeoman, M. F., Fisher, J. H., Seiler, S. W., Hinshelwood, D., Compton, S., Holdener, F. R., Kemp, G. E., Newlander, C. D., Gilliam, R. P., Froula, N., Lilly, M., Davis, J. F., Lerch, MAJ. A., and Blue, B. E. Wed . "X-ray transport and radiation response assessment (XTRRA) experiments at the National Ignition Facility". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960501. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1305814.
@article{osti_1305814,
title = {X-ray transport and radiation response assessment (XTRRA) experiments at the National Ignition Facility},
author = {Fournier, K. B. and Brown, Jr., C. G. and Yeoman, M. F. and Fisher, J. H. and Seiler, S. W. and Hinshelwood, D. and Compton, S. and Holdener, F. R. and Kemp, G. E. and Newlander, C. D. and Gilliam, R. P. and Froula, N. and Lilly, M. and Davis, J. F. and Lerch, MAJ. A. and Blue, B. E.},
abstractNote = {Our team has developed an experimental platform to evaluate the x-ray-generated stress and impulse in materials. Experimental activities include x-ray source development, design of the sample mounting hardware and sensors interfaced to the NIF’s diagnostics insertion system, and system integration into the facility. This paper focuses on the X-ray Transport and Radiation Response Assessment (XTRRA) test cassettes built for these experiments. The test cassette is designed to position six samples at three predetermined distances from the source, each known to within ±1% accuracy. Built in calorimeters give in situ measurements of the x-ray environment along the sample lines of sight. We discuss the measured accuracy of sample responses, as well as planned modifications to the XTRRA cassette.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4960501},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 11,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {8}
}

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