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Title: The M-band transmission flux of the plastic foil with a coated layer of silicon or germanium

Silicon (Si) and Germanium (Ge) can be used as the dopant in the ablator material for the purpose of reducing preheating in indirect-drive inertial confinement fusion. Their performances in reducing preheating are quite different. A method to evaluate the difference of these two kinds of dopants has been presented in this letter. In the Shenguang-II high power laser facility, the M-band (1.6–4.4 keV) transmission flux of Si-coated plastic (CH) and Ge-coated plastic (CH) has been measured by using the M-band x-ray diode. In the experiment, we find that the Si-coated CH can absorb more M-band x-rays and thus reduce the preheating of the fuel in our experiment condition. By using the radiation hydrodynamic code MULTI-1D, we got the simulation result which was well suited for the experiment. The comparison of their opacities (T{sub e} = 60–100 eV and ρ = 0.1–0.5 g/cm{sup 3}) also shows that the opacity of Si is higher than that of Ge almost in the whole range of 1.6–4.4 keV.
Authors:
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  1. Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22283243
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DOPED MATERIALS; FOILS; FUELS; GERMANIUM; HEAT TREATMENTS; LAYERS; M CODES; OPACITY; PLASTICS; SILICON; THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR MATERIALS; X RADIATION