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Title: Monochromatic radiography of high energy density physics experiments on the MAGPIE generator

A monochromatic X-ray backlighter based on Bragg reflection from a spherically bent quartz crystal has been developed for the MAGPIE pulsed power generator at Imperial College (1.4 MA, 240 ns) [I. H. Mitchell et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 1533 (2005)]. This instrument has been used to diagnose high energy density physics experiments with 1.865 keV radiation (Silicon He-α) from a laser plasma source driven by a ∼7 J, 1 ns pulse from the Cerberus laser. The design of the diagnostic, its characterisation and performance, and initial results in which the instrument was used to radiograph a shock physics experiment on MAGPIE are discussed.
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  1. The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BW (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308591
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; BRAGG REFLECTION; CRYSTALS; ENERGY DENSITY; KEV RANGE; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; MONOCHROMATIC RADIATION; QUARTZ; SILICON; X RADIATION; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY