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Title: Precision Robotic Assembly Machine

Abstract

The world's largest laser system is the National Ignition Facility (NIF), located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. NIF's 192 laser beams are amplified to extremely high energy, and then focused onto a tiny target about the size of a BB, containing frozen hydrogen gas. The target must be perfectly machined to incredibly demanding specifications. The Laboratory's scientists and engineers have developed a device called the "Precision Robotic Assembly Machine" for this purpose. Its unique design won a prestigious R&D-100 award from R&D Magazine.

Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987972
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER DRIVEN FUSION IGNITION TARGET; MANIPULATOR SYSTEM; CAPSULE; CAPSULE VACUUM WAND; TARGET; EPOXY; TRANSFER TOOLING

Citation Formats

None. Precision Robotic Assembly Machine. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
None. Precision Robotic Assembly Machine. United States.
None. Fri . "Precision Robotic Assembly Machine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987972.
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title = {Precision Robotic Assembly Machine},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {The world's largest laser system is the National Ignition Facility (NIF), located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. NIF's 192 laser beams are amplified to extremely high energy, and then focused onto a tiny target about the size of a BB, containing frozen hydrogen gas. The target must be perfectly machined to incredibly demanding specifications. The Laboratory's scientists and engineers have developed a device called the "Precision Robotic Assembly Machine" for this purpose. Its unique design won a prestigious R&D-100 award from R&D Magazine.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {8}
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