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Title: General computational spectroscopic framework applied to Z-pinch dynamic hohlraum K-shell argon spectra

We describe a general computational spectroscopic framework for interpreting observed spectra. The framework compares synthetic spectra with measured spectra, then optimizes the agreement using the Dakota toolkit to minimize a merit function that incorporates established spectroscopic techniques. We generate synthetic spectra using the self-consistent nonlocal thermodynamic equilibrium atomic kinetics and radiative transfer code Cretin, relativistic atomic structure and cross section data from Hullac, and detailed spectral line shapes from Totalb. We test the capabilities of both our synthetic spectra model and general spectroscopic framework by analyzing a K-shell argon spectrum from a Z-pinch dynamic hohlraum inertial confinement fusion capsule implosion experiment. The framework obtains close agreement between an experimental spectrum measured by a time integrated focusing spectrometer and the optimal synthetic spectrum. The synthetic spectra show that considering the spatial extent of the capsule and including the effects of optically thick resonance lines significantly affects the interpretation of measured spectra.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
883747
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-209010
TRN: US0603561
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer; Journal Volume: 99
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ARGON; CROSS SECTIONS; FOCUSING; IMPLOSIONS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; K SHELL; KINETICS; RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER; RESONANCE; SPECTRA; SPECTROMETERS; THERMODYNAMICS