Defect-induced mix experiment for NIF
1 Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS F699, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
2 Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, SC-24, 19901 Germantown Rd, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
Published online: 15 November 2013
The Defect Induced Mix Experiment (DIME-II) will measure the implosion and mix characteristics of CH capsules filled with 5 atmospheres of DT by incorporating mid-Z dopant layers of Ge and Ga. This polar direct drive (PDD) experiment also will demonstrate the filling of a CH capsule at target chamber center using a fill tube. Diagnostics for these experiments include areal x-ray backlighting to obtain early time images of the implosion trajectory and a multiple-monochromatic imager (MMI) to collect spectrally-resolved images of the capsule dopant line emission near bangtime. The inclusion of two (or more) thin dopant layers at separate depths within the capsule shell facilitates spatial correlation of mix between the layers and the hot gas core on a single shot. The dopant layers are typically 2 μm thick and contain dopant concentrations of 1.5%. Three dimensional Hydra simulations have been performed to assess the effects of PDD asymmetry on capsule performance.
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