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Title: A spatially resolved pyrometer for measuring the blackbody temperature of a warm dense plasma

A pyrometer has been developed to spatially resolve the blackbody temperature of a radiatively cooling warm dense plasma. The pyrometer is composed of a lens coupled fiber array, Czerny-Turner visible spectrometer, and an intensified gated CCD for the detector. The radiatively cooling warm dense plasma is generated by a ~100-ns-long intense relativistic electron bunch with an energy of 19.1 MeV and a current of 0.2 kA interacting with 100-μm-thick low-Z foils. The continuum spectrum is measured over 250 nm with a low groove density grating. These plasmas emit visible light or blackbody radiation on relatively long time scales (~0.1 to 100 μs). Finally, we presented the diagnostic layout, calibration, and proof-of-principle measurement of a radiatively cooling aluminum plasma, which includes a spatially resolved temperature gradient and the ability to temporally resolve it also.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-23802
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; TRN: US1800649
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Calibration; Plasma temperature; Plasma diagnostics; Temperature measurement; Diffraction gratings
OSTI Identifier:
1414123
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1364075

Coleman, Joshua Eugene. A spatially resolved pyrometer for measuring the blackbody temperature of a warm dense plasma. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4973433.
Coleman, Joshua Eugene. A spatially resolved pyrometer for measuring the blackbody temperature of a warm dense plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4973433.
Coleman, Joshua Eugene. 2016. "A spatially resolved pyrometer for measuring the blackbody temperature of a warm dense plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4973433. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414123.
@article{osti_1414123,
title = {A spatially resolved pyrometer for measuring the blackbody temperature of a warm dense plasma},
author = {Coleman, Joshua Eugene},
abstractNote = {A pyrometer has been developed to spatially resolve the blackbody temperature of a radiatively cooling warm dense plasma. The pyrometer is composed of a lens coupled fiber array, Czerny-Turner visible spectrometer, and an intensified gated CCD for the detector. The radiatively cooling warm dense plasma is generated by a ~100-ns-long intense relativistic electron bunch with an energy of 19.1 MeV and a current of 0.2 kA interacting with 100-μm-thick low-Z foils. The continuum spectrum is measured over 250 nm with a low groove density grating. These plasmas emit visible light or blackbody radiation on relatively long time scales (~0.1 to 100 μs). Finally, we presented the diagnostic layout, calibration, and proof-of-principle measurement of a radiatively cooling aluminum plasma, which includes a spatially resolved temperature gradient and the ability to temporally resolve it also.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4973433},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 12,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}