San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
Conference OP317
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VII
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Abstract Due:
30 January 2019
NOTE: Submissions are being accepted for two additional weeks: 13 Feb 2019

Author Notification:
8 April 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
17 July 2019

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Conference Chairs
  • Jeffrey A. Koch, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
  • Gary P. Grim, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Program Committee
  • Perry M. Bell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
  • David K. Bradley, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
  • Valerie E. Fatherley, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • T. Craig Sangster, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
  • Chuck Sorce, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
  • Wolfgang Theobald, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Call for
Energy security is a significant concern for national and international economic vitality and stability. A major step towards energy independence for the global community would be the successful demonstration of thermonuclear ignition in a laboratory setting, marking an era of potentially limitless energy supply. Inertial confinement fusion is one path that may lead to this goal. Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion refers to the cross-disciplinary research, development, and engineering being performed at high-energy density science facilities around the world, aimed at providing key performance data to enable scientific programs to obtain ignition. Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering (TDPE) draws from a broad set of disciplines including, optical and materials sciences, atomic, nuclear, and plasma physics, as well as mechanical, optical, and nuclear engineering. The disciplines are brought to bear on a variety of key scientific phenomena, such as radiation and material temperatures, shock and material velocities, material dimensions, as well as, plasma phenomena such as laser matter interactions. Diagnostic techniques typically require a team of physicists, engineers, and skilled technicians, to perform the research and development required to bring new techniques to maturity, design and implement these as operational diagnostics, as well as to qualify and maintain these important scientific tools. TDPE solicits contributed papers concerning, but not limited to, the design, implementation, qualification, and operation of diagnostics, or systems addressing:
  • optical techniques, such as system and target alignment, target performance, such as backscatter and velocimetry, etc...
  • x-ray and gamma-ray techniques, including streaked, gated, and time integrated imaging and spectroscopy
  • particle techniques, including time-of-flight, gated and time integrated imaging, and spectroscopy
  • data acquisition and timing
  • emerging and novel techniques, such as prompt radiochemistry, or time dilated x-ray imaging.
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