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X-ray imaging in an environment with high-neutron background on National Ignition Facility
Author(s): V. A. Smalyuk; J. Ayers; P. M. Bell; J.-L. Bourgade; D. K. Bradley; J. Celeste; C. Cerjan; S. Darbon; J. Emig; B. Felker; C. Hagmann; J. Holder; N. Izumi; J. D. Kilkenny; J. Moody; K. Piston; A. Rousseau; C. Sorce; R. Tommasini
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Paper Abstract

X-ray imaging instruments will operate in a harsh ionizing radiation background environment on implosion experiments at the National Ignition Facility. These backgrounds consist of mostly neutrons and gamma rays produced by inelastic scattering of neutrons. Imaging systems based on x-ray framing cameras with film and CCD's have been designed to operate in such harsh neutron-induced background environments. Some imaging components were placed inside a shielded enclosure that reduced exposures to neutrons and gamma rays. Modeling of the signal and noise of the x-ray imaging system is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8144, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XII, 81440N (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894200
Show Author Affiliations
V. A. Smalyuk, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Ayers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
P. M. Bell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J.-L. Bourgade, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
D. K. Bradley, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Celeste, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
C. Cerjan, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
S. Darbon, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
J. Emig, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
B. Felker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
C. Hagmann, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Holder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
N. Izumi, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. D. Kilkenny, General Atomics (United States)
J. Moody, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
K. Piston, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
A. Rousseau, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
C. Sorce, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. Tommasini, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8144:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XII
Gary P Grim; Richard C. Schirato, Editor(s)

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