Ag BL Description for General Atomics
The Material Strength campaign at LLNL is an effort to measure the resistance of materials to deformation when placed under large stresses. These experiments are carried out at large laser facilities, where a laser-driven plasma pusher creates a pressure in excess of 5 Mbar (on the NIF) or 1 Mbar (at OMEGA) in the sample of interest. Strong materials resist deforming in response to these high pressures, and the magnitude of the strength can be inferred using an x-ray probe traversing the sample. The x-ray source used for this probe must be bright, high-energy, and spatially coherent. To achieve all of these things, silver micro-wires and micro-flags are an essential diagnostic tool.
- Publication Date:
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- DOE Contract Number:
- W-7405-ENG-48; AC52-07NA27344
- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
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