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Title: AXIS: An instrument for imaging Compton radiographs using the Advanced Radiography Capability on the NIF

Compton radiography is an important diagnostic for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), as it provides a means to measure the density and asymmetries of the DT fuel in an ICF capsule near the time of peak compression. The AXIS instrument (ARC (Advanced Radiography Capability) X-ray Imaging System) is a gated detector in development for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), and will initially be capable of recording two Compton radiographs during a single NIF shot. The principal reason for the development of AXIS is the requirement for significantly improved detection quantum efficiency (DQE) at high x-ray energies. AXIS will be the detector for Compton radiography driven by the ARC laser, which will be used to produce Bremsstrahlung X-ray backlighter sources over the range of 50 keV–200 keV for this purpose. It is expected that AXIS will be capable of recording these high-energy x-rays with a DQE several times greater than other X-ray cameras at NIF, as well as providing a much larger field of view of the imploded capsule. AXIS will therefore provide an image with larger signal-to-noise that will allow the density and distribution of the compressed DT fuel to be measured with significantly greater accuracy as ICF experiments are tunedmore » for ignition.« less
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303691
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; ASYMMETRY; BREMSSTRAHLUNG; CAMERAS; D-T OPERATION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; KEV RANGE; LASERS; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; SIGNALS; SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; X RADIATION; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY