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Title: Nuclear science experiments with a bright neutron source from fusion reactions on the OMEGA Laser System

Subnanosecond impulses of 10 13 to 10 14 neutrons, produced in direct-drive laser inertial confinement fusion implosions, have been used to irradiate deuterated targets at the OMEGA Laser System [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)]. The target compounds include heavy water (D 2O) and deuterated benzene (C 6D 6). Yields and energy spectra of neutrons from D(n,2n)p to study the breakup reaction have been measured at a forward angle of θlab = 3.5 degrees plus/minus 3.5 degrees with a sensitive, high-dynamic-range neutron time-of-flight spectrometer to infer the double-differential breakup cross section d2sigma/dEdomega for 14-MeV D–T fusion neutrons.
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
  2. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
2017-218, 1387
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; PII: S0168900218301013
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 888; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Research Org:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; deuterium breakup; neutron time of flight; inertial confinement fusion
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