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Title: Implosion dynamics measurements by monochromatic x-ray radiography in inertial confinement fusion

The implosion dynamics is the most important metrics for assessing the progress toward ignition of an inertially confined fusion experiment. A high spatial resolution monochromatic x-ray imaging system based on the spherically bent crystal is developed to measure the implosion trajectory. The density distribution of the imploding capsules can be inferred with more accurately from monochromatic trajectories. The self emission of the imploded core will be restrained by spectral resolution and the setup of the imaging system. Also the variations of the backlighters' intensity will not be seen in the images. It has been demonstrated on SGII laser facility at the first time. The ablator remaining mass and the implosion velocity, which are the important ablator parameters, are calculated from the monochromatic trajectories. And the results are contrasted to the 1D hydrodynamics simulations.
Authors:
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  1. Research Center of Laser Fusion, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22403370
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; IMPLOSIONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LASERS; MONOCHROMATIC RADIATION; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; X RADIATION; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY