The neutron imaging system fielded at the National Ignition Facility

D. N. Fittinghoff, D. P. Atkinson, D. E. Bower, O. B. Drury, J. M. Dzenitis, Matthias Frank, S. N. Liddick, M. J. Moran, G. P. Roberson, P. B. Weiss, G. P. Grim, R. J. Aragonez, T. N. Archuleta, S. H. Batha, D. D. Clark, D. J. Clark, C. R. Danly, R. D. Day, V. E. Fatherley, J. P. FinchF. P. Garcia, R. A. Gallegos, N. Guler, A. H. Hsu, S. A. Jaramillo, E. N. Loomis, D. Mares, D. D. Martinson, F. E. Merrill, G. L. Morgan, C. Munson, T. J. Murphy, J. A. Oertel, P. J. Polk, D. W. Schmidt, I. L. Tregillis, A. C. Valdez, P. L. Volegov, T. F. Wang, C. H. Wilde, M. D. Wilke, D. C. Wilson, R. A. Buckles, J. R. Cradick, M. I. Kaufman, S. S. Lutz, R. M. Malone, A. Traille

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Abstract

We have fielded a neutron imaging system at the National Ignition Facility to collect images of fusion neutrons produced in the implosion of inertial confinement fusion experiments and scattered neutrons from (n, n′) reactions of the source neutrons in the surrounding dense material. A description of the neutron imaging system is presented, including the pinhole array aperture, the line-of-sight collimation, the scintillator-based detection system and the alignment systems and methods. Discussion of the alignment and resolution of the system is presented. We also discuss future improvements to the system hardware.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIFSA 2011 - 7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
Volume59
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2011 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: Sep 12 2011Sep 16 2011

Other

Other7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2011
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period9/12/119/16/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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