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Radial profiles of nuclear burn in directly-driven, inertial-confinement-fusion implosions have been systematically studied for the first time using a proton emission imaging system sensitive to energetic 14.7-MeV protons from the fusion of deuterium (D) and 3-helium (3 He) at the OMEGA laser facility [T. R. Experimental parameters that were varied include(More)
Glymphatic transport, defined as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) peri-arterial inflow into brain, and interstitial fluid (ISF) clearance, is reduced in the aging brain. However, it is unclear whether glymphatic transport affects the distribution of soluble Aβ in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In wild type mice, we show that Aβ40 (fluorescently labeled Aβ40 or(More)
Direct drive implosions of targets filled with different mixtures of D 2 and 3 He gas on the OMEGA laser system [T.R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)] have shown an unexpected scaling of experimental nuclear yields. At temperatures above a few eV, D 2 and 3 He gasses are fully ionized; and hydrodynamically-equivalent fuels with different ratios(More)
Target areal density (rhoR) asymmetries in OMEGA direct-drive spherical implosions are studied. The rms variation <deltarhoR>/<rhoR> for low-mode-number structure is approximately proportional to the rms variation of on-target laser intensity <deltaI>/<I> with an amplification factor of approximately 1/2(C(r)-1), where C(r) is the capsule convergence ratio.(More)
A proton emission imaging system has been developed and used extensively to measure the nuclear burn regions in the cores of inertial confinement fusion implosions. Three imaging cameras, mounted to the 60-beam OMEGA laser facility [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)], use the penetrating 14.7-MeV protons produced from D 3 He fusion reactions(More)
Direct-drive implosions with 20-microm-thick glass shells were conducted on the Omega Laser Facility to test the performance of high-Z glass ablators for direct-drive, inertial confinement fusion. The x-ray signal caused by hot electrons generated by two-plasmon-decay instability was reduced by more than approximately 40x and hot-electron temperature by(More)
Radiation-driven, low-adiabat, cryogenic DT layered plastic capsule implosions were carried out on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to study the sensitivity of performance to peak power and drive duration. An implosion with extended drive and at reduced peak power of 350 TW achieved the highest compression with fuel areal density of ~1.3±0.1 g/cm2,(More)
Geology Consortium. The student projects from this field season and the following academic year form the nucleus of this work. We thank Stocker, and Celina Will for their hard work, assistance in the field in a variety of ways, and general good humor during this project. (U Michigan) generously hosted members of this project during trips to use analytical(More)