We are conducting basic science experiments using a newly developed approach to x-ray spectroscopy to elucidate the nature (temperature, density, constituency, etc.) of stagnating plasma found in inertial-confinement fusion implosions. This research will impact future inertial confinement fusion designs and data interpretation, as well as nuclear stockpile stewardship and weapons science.
Thorn, D. 2018. "A New Toroidal X-ray Crystal Spectrometer for the Diagnosis of High Energy Density Plasmas at the National Ignition Facility." Review of Scientific Instruments 89. UCRL-JRNL-749904.
——— . 2018. "Absolute Calibration of a Time-Resolved High Resolution X-ray Spectrometer for the National Ignition Facility." Review of Scientific Instruments 89. LLNL-ABS-744618.
——— . 2018. "X-ray Spectrometer Throughput Model for (selected) Flat Bragg Crystal spectrometers on laser plasma facilities." Review of Scientific Instruments 89. LLNL-CONF-751004.
——— . 2019. "Pushered Single Shell Implosions for Mix and Radiation Rapping Studies Using High-Z Layers on the National Ignition Facility." Physics of Plasmas 26. LLNL-JRNL-773415.
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