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Recent progress in the development of capsule targets for the National Ignition Facility
Author(s): Robert Cook; Mitchell Anthamatten; James Paul Armstrong; Stephan A. Letts; Randall L. McEachern; Barry W. McQuillan; Masaru Takagi
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Paper Abstract

The capsule targets for ignition experiments at the National Ignition Facility must meet very exacting requirements. Primary among them is an extremely high degree of symmetry at all length scales for the 2-mm-diameter 150-μm-walled capsule. At LLNL work is in progress to produce both polyimide and sputtered beryllium targets that meet these specifications. Both of these targets require a thin-walled spherical-shell plastic mandrel upon which the beryllium or polyimide ablator is deposited. In this paper we report on recent progress in developing NIF capsules that meet the demanding design requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5228, ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.537397
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Cook, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mitchell Anthamatten, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
James Paul Armstrong, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephan A. Letts, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Randall L. McEachern, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Barry W. McQuillan, General Atomics (United States)
Masaru Takagi, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5228:
ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter

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