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Calibration of a Thomson parabola ion spectrometer and Fujifilm imaging plate detectors for protons, deuterons, and alpha particles.
A Thomson parabola ion spectrometer has been designed for use at the Multiterawatt (MTW) laser facility at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester. This device usesExpand
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Source characterization and modeling development for monoenergetic-proton radiography experiments on OMEGA.
A monoenergetic proton source has been characterized and a modeling tool developed for proton radiography experiments at the OMEGA [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Comm. 133, 495 (1997)] laser facility.Expand
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Propulsion mechanisms in a helicon plasma thruster
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and ComputerExpand
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Advances in compact proton spectrometers for inertial-confinement fusion and plasma nuclear science.
Compact wedge-range-filter proton spectrometers cover proton energies ∼3-20 MeV. They have been used at the OMEGA laser facility for more than a decade for measuring spectra of primary D(3)He protonsExpand
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A novel particle time of flight diagnostic for measurements of shock- and compression-bang times in D3He and DT implosions at the NIF.
The particle-time-of-flight (pTOF) diagnostic, fielded alongside a wedge range-filter (WRF) proton spectrometer, will provide an absolute timing for the shock-burn weighted ρR measurements that willExpand
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Charged-particle spectroscopy for diagnosing shock ρR and strength in NIF implosions.
The compact Wedge Range Filter (WRF) proton spectrometer was developed for OMEGA and transferred to the National Ignition Facility (NIF) as a National Ignition Campaign diagnostic. The WRF measuresExpand
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Investigation of ion kinetic effects in direct-drive exploding-pusher implosions at the NIF
Measurements of yield, ion temperature, areal density (ρR), shell convergence, and bang time have been obtained in shock-driven, D2 and D3He gas-filled “exploding-pusher” inertial confinement fusionExpand
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Preliminary Characterization of a Helicon Plasma Source for Space Propulsion
The design and construction of the Mini-Helicon Thruster Experiment (mHTX) is discussed. The magnets were designed to produce a maximum field strength of 0.18 T in a Helmholtz configuration so as toExpand
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Advances in Power Converters
Power converters have been extensively studied and implemented for small-scale applications. The advent of devices that are able to handle ever-higher voltages and power are enabling technologiesExpand
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The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector to 1-9 MeV protons.
The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector (TasTrak(®)) to protons in the energy range of 0.92-9.28 MeV has been studied. Previous studies of the CR-39 response to protons have been extended byExpand
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