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Title: An Overview of the Los Alamos Inertial Confinement Fusion and High-Energy-Density Physics Research Programs

The Los Alamos Inertial Confinement Fusion and Science Programs engage in a vigorous array of experiments, theory, and modeling. We use the three major High Energy Density facilities, NIF, Omega, and Z to perform experiments. These include opacity, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, ignition science, and burn experiments to aid the ICF and Science campaigns in reaching their stewardship goals. The ICF program operates two nuclear diagnostics at NIF, the neutron imaging system and the gamma reaction history instruments. Both systems are being expanded with significant capability enhancements.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Physics Division
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1291237
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--16-24893
TRN: US1601701
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LANL; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; NEUTRONS; IMAGE PROCESSING; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; HYDRODYNAMICS; OPACITY; PHOTONUCLEAR REACTIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RADIATION TRANSPORT; IGNITION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION