Assessment and Mitigation of Radiation, EMP, Debris & Shrapnel Impacts at Megajoule-Class Laser Facilities

Abstract

The generation of neutron/gamma radiation, electromagnetic pulses (EMP), debris and shrapnel at mega-Joule class laser facilities (NIF and LMJ) impacts experiments conducted at these facilities. The complex 3D numerical codes used to assess these impacts range from an established code that required minor modifications (MCNP calculates neutron and gamma radiation levels in complex geometries), through a code that required significant modifications to treat new phenomena (EMSolve calculates EMP from electrons escaping from laser targets), to a new code, ALE-AMR, that is being developed through a joint collaboration between LLNL, CEA, and UC (UCSD, UCLA, and LBL) for debris and shrapnel modelling.

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@inproceedings{Eder2010AssessmentAM, title={Assessment and Mitigation of Radiation, EMP, Debris & Shrapnel Impacts at Megajoule-Class Laser Facilities}, author={David C. Eder and Russell W. Anderson and Douglas Bailey and Perry M. Bell and David J. Benson and Andrea L. Bertozzi and W E Bittle and Bradley and Curtis Brown and Todd Clancy and H. Chen and Jean Marc Chevalier and Patrick Combis and Lucile S Dauffy and C. S. Debonnel and Mark Eckart and Alina C. Fisher and Alain Geille and V. Yu. Glebov and Justin P Holder and J-P Jadaud and Ogden S. Jones and T. B. Kaiser and Daniel H Kalantar and Hesham Y. Khater and Joseph R. Kimbrough and Alice E. Koniges and O L Landen and Brian J. MacGowan and Nathan D. Masters and Andrew Macphee and Brian R. Maddox and Marc A Meyers and Stanly Osher and Raghu Prasad and D. Raffestin and J. Raimbourg and Vern Rekow and Craig Sangster and Peter M. Song and Christian St{\"{o}ckl and M. L. Stowell and Jos{\'e} Manuel Ter{\'a}n and Alan Throop and Riccardo Tommasini and Peter Whitman}, year={2010} }