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Title: MPRAD: A Monte Carlo and ray-tracing code for the proton radiography in high-energy-density plasma experiments

Abstract

Proton radiography is used in various high-energy-density (HED) plasma experiments. In this paper, we describe a Monte Carlo and raytracing simulation tool called multimegaelectronvolt proton radiography (MPRAD) that can be used for modeling the deflection of proton beams in arbitrary three dimensional electromagnetic fields as well as the diffusion of the proton beams by Coulomb scattering and stopping power. Specifically, the Coulomb scattering and stopping power models in cold matter and fully ionized plasma are combined using interpolation. We discuss the application of MPRAD in a few setups relevant to HED plasma experiments where the plasma density can play a role in diffusing the proton beams and affecting the prediction and interpretation of the proton images. It is shown how the diffusion due to plasma density can affect the resolution and dynamical range of the proton radiography.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1603999
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1577914
Report Number(s):
[LA-UR-19-27741]
[Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[89233218CNA000001; ACI-1548562]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 12]; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Monte Carlo; ray-tracing; proton radiography

Citation Formats

Lu, Yingchao, Li, Hui, Flippo, Kirk Adler, Kelso, Kwyntero Van, Liao, Andy Sha, Li, Shengtai, and Liang, Edison P. MPRAD: A Monte Carlo and ray-tracing code for the proton radiography in high-energy-density plasma experiments. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5123392.
Lu, Yingchao, Li, Hui, Flippo, Kirk Adler, Kelso, Kwyntero Van, Liao, Andy Sha, Li, Shengtai, & Liang, Edison P. MPRAD: A Monte Carlo and ray-tracing code for the proton radiography in high-energy-density plasma experiments. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5123392.
Lu, Yingchao, Li, Hui, Flippo, Kirk Adler, Kelso, Kwyntero Van, Liao, Andy Sha, Li, Shengtai, and Liang, Edison P. Tue . "MPRAD: A Monte Carlo and ray-tracing code for the proton radiography in high-energy-density plasma experiments". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5123392.
@article{osti_1603999,
title = {MPRAD: A Monte Carlo and ray-tracing code for the proton radiography in high-energy-density plasma experiments},
author = {Lu, Yingchao and Li, Hui and Flippo, Kirk Adler and Kelso, Kwyntero Van and Liao, Andy Sha and Li, Shengtai and Liang, Edison P.},
abstractNote = {Proton radiography is used in various high-energy-density (HED) plasma experiments. In this paper, we describe a Monte Carlo and raytracing simulation tool called multimegaelectronvolt proton radiography (MPRAD) that can be used for modeling the deflection of proton beams in arbitrary three dimensional electromagnetic fields as well as the diffusion of the proton beams by Coulomb scattering and stopping power. Specifically, the Coulomb scattering and stopping power models in cold matter and fully ionized plasma are combined using interpolation. We discuss the application of MPRAD in a few setups relevant to HED plasma experiments where the plasma density can play a role in diffusing the proton beams and affecting the prediction and interpretation of the proton images. It is shown how the diffusion due to plasma density can affect the resolution and dynamical range of the proton radiography.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5123392},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = [12],
volume = [90],
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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