J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 913 - 918
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 913-918

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133184

Neutron imaging at the NIF

G.P. Grim1, C.W. Barnes1, P.A. Bradley1, C.R. Christensen1, A. Hauer1, G.L. Morgan1, J.A. Oertel1, M.D. Wilke1, D.C. Wilson1, C. Barrera1, S.W. Haan2,  B.A. Hammel2, J.A. Koch2, R.A. Lerche2, M.J. Moran2, V.L. Glebov3, T.C. Sangster3, J.-L. Bourgade4, L. Disdier4, I. Lantuejoul4 and O. Landoas4

1  Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
2  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550, USA
3  University of Rochester-Laboratory for Laser Energetics, 250 E. River Rd., Rochester, NY 14623-1299, USA
4  CEA$/$DAM Île de France (Essone), BP. 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France

The National Ignition Facility neutron imaging system (NIS) is an important diagnostic for understanding ignition experiments at the NIF in late 2010. The goal of the diagnostic is to provide spatially resolved information on the production of prompt and scattered neutrons from imploded ignition targets. This information may be used to diagnose hohlraum drive symmetry and pointing conditions, or study the dynamics of DT burn within the ICF target. In this paper we will discuss NIF relevant neutron imaging issues, goals, and current requirements.

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