We will study the potential of lasers to produce megaelectronvolt sources for taking radiographs of large dense objects, such as those produced during implosions driven by high explosives. Such a laser-driven facility could provide simultaneous neutron and x-ray radiography, opening up new diagnostic possibilities relevant to national stockpile stewardship efforts while reducing the number of stockpile stewardship experiments required.
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Kemp, A. 2019. "Direct Electron Acceleration in Multi-Kilojoule, Multi-Picosecond Laser Pulses." APS Division of Plasma Physics, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 2019. LLNL-ABS-773702.
Kerr, S., et al. 2019. "Quantifying Focusing Cone Intensity Enhancement with the ARC High Intensity Campaign." NIF & JLF User Group Meeting 2019. LLNL-ABS-765839.
Wilks, S., et al. 2019. "Radiation Hydrodynamic Simulations of Laser Plasma Interactions Inside Parabolic Cone Targets." 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 2019. LLNL-ABS-780104.
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