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Title: Progress on observations of interspecies ion separation in inertial-confinement-fusion implosions via imaging x-ray spectroscopy

Abstract

We report on the analyses of x-ray-imaging spectroscopy data from experiments to study interspecies ion separation in direct-drive inertial-confinement-fusion experiments on the Omega laser facility. This is a continuation of recent, related research [S. C. Hsu et al., Euro Phys. Lett. 115, 65001 (2016); T. R. Joshi et al., Phys. Plasmas 24, 056305 (2017)]. The targets were argon (Ar)-doped, deuterium (D2)-filled spherical plastic shells of varying D2-Ar relative and total gas pressures. We used a time- and space-integrated spectrometer, streaked crystal spectrometer, and up to three time-gated multi-monochromatic x-ray imagers (MMIs) fielded along different lines of sight to record x-ray spectral features obtained from the implosions. The MMI data were recorded between first-shock convergence and slightly before the neutron bang time. We confirm the presence of interspecies ion separation as reported in our recent work. Extensions to the previous work include (a) the inclusion of shell mix in the data analysis, which slightly changes the amount of inferred species separation, (b) observation of species separation closer to the neutron bang time, and (c) fielding of the particle x-ray temporal diagnostic (PXTD) [H. Sio et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11D701 (2016)] to infer the relative timing between the neutron bangmore » time and peak x-ray emission. Experimentally inferred species separation is compared with radiation-hydrodynamic simulations that include a multi-ion-species transport model.« less

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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1557761
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-20594
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

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Joshi, Tirtha Raj, Hsu, Scott C., Hakel, Peter, Hoffman, Nelson M., and Mancini, Roberto C. Progress on observations of interspecies ion separation in inertial-confinement-fusion implosions via imaging x-ray spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5092998.
Joshi, Tirtha Raj, Hsu, Scott C., Hakel, Peter, Hoffman, Nelson M., & Mancini, Roberto C. Progress on observations of interspecies ion separation in inertial-confinement-fusion implosions via imaging x-ray spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5092998.
Joshi, Tirtha Raj, Hsu, Scott C., Hakel, Peter, Hoffman, Nelson M., and Mancini, Roberto C. Tue . "Progress on observations of interspecies ion separation in inertial-confinement-fusion implosions via imaging x-ray spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5092998.
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author = {Joshi, Tirtha Raj and Hsu, Scott C. and Hakel, Peter and Hoffman, Nelson M. and Mancini, Roberto C.},
abstractNote = {We report on the analyses of x-ray-imaging spectroscopy data from experiments to study interspecies ion separation in direct-drive inertial-confinement-fusion experiments on the Omega laser facility. This is a continuation of recent, related research [S. C. Hsu et al., Euro Phys. Lett. 115, 65001 (2016); T. R. Joshi et al., Phys. Plasmas 24, 056305 (2017)]. The targets were argon (Ar)-doped, deuterium (D2)-filled spherical plastic shells of varying D2-Ar relative and total gas pressures. We used a time- and space-integrated spectrometer, streaked crystal spectrometer, and up to three time-gated multi-monochromatic x-ray imagers (MMIs) fielded along different lines of sight to record x-ray spectral features obtained from the implosions. The MMI data were recorded between first-shock convergence and slightly before the neutron bang time. We confirm the presence of interspecies ion separation as reported in our recent work. Extensions to the previous work include (a) the inclusion of shell mix in the data analysis, which slightly changes the amount of inferred species separation, (b) observation of species separation closer to the neutron bang time, and (c) fielding of the particle x-ray temporal diagnostic (PXTD) [H. Sio et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11D701 (2016)] to infer the relative timing between the neutron bang time and peak x-ray emission. Experimentally inferred species separation is compared with radiation-hydrodynamic simulations that include a multi-ion-species transport model.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5092998},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 6,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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