2011 Calendar

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    Membranes that Respond to Light

    LLE devised and fabricated a unique type of membrane that changes its permeability to gas merely by shining light onto its surface. Tiny micropores filled with light-sensitive liquid crystals change their molecular arrangement under certain illumination conditions.

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    Membranes that Respond to Light

    LLE devised and fabricated a unique type of membrane that changes its permeability to gas merely by shining light onto its surface. Tiny micropores filled with light-sensitive liquid crystals change their molecular arrangement under certain illumination conditions.

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    Bang-Time Detector

    The south pole bang-time detector for the National Ignition Facility. Diamond x-ray detectors and graphite crystal mirrors Bang-Time Detector are enclosed by a Hevimet housing completely fabricated at LLE.

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    Bang-Time Detector

    The south pole bang-time detector for the National Ignition Facility. Diamond x-ray detectors and graphite crystal mirrors Bang-Time Detector are enclosed by a Hevimet housing completely fabricated at LLE.

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    Cryogenic Fill-Tube Target

    A polymer target with an embedded gold cone is filled with liquid D2 via a thin support tube connected to a fuel reservoir (left). Cryogenic Fill-Tube Target The target will be studied in the Cryogenic Fill-Tube Target Facility.

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    Cryogenic Fill-Tube Target

    A polymer target with an embedded gold cone is filled with liquid D2 via a thin support tube connected to a fuel reservoir (left). Cryogenic Fill-Tube Target The target will be studied in the Cryogenic Fill-Tube Target Facility.

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    Magnetic Recoil Spectrometer

    The magnetic recoil spectrometer (MRS)—a collaborative LLE/MIT project—will be used at the National Ignition Facility to measure the fusion neutron spectrum in the energy range of 6 to 32 MeV.

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    Magnetic Recoil Spectrometer

    The magnetic recoil spectrometer (MRS)—a collaborative LLE/MIT project—will be used at the National Ignition Facility to measure the fusion neutron spectrum in the energy range of 6 to 32 MeV.

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    Moving Cryostat

    Polished gold-coated components that provide superior thermal performance at cryogenic temperatures Moving Cryostat are assembled into a second-generation moving cryostat.

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    Moving Cryostat

    Polished gold-coated components that provide superior thermal performance at cryogenic temperatures Moving Cryostat are assembled into a second-generation moving cryostat.

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    NIF Polar DIM Imager

    The polar diagnostic instrument manipulator (DIM) imager was built at LLE and delivered to the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The DIM imager provides a platform for simultaneously fielding five implosion diagnostics.

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    NIF Polar DIM Imager

    The polar diagnostic instrument manipulator (DIM) imager was built at LLE and delivered to the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The DIM imager provides a platform for simultaneously fielding five implosion diagnostics.

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    High School Program

    Participants in LLE's 21st Summer High School Research Program with program director Dr. Stephen Craxton. The program challenges high school students to explore research topics and careers under the tutelage of LLE scientists, engineers, and staff in a state-of-the-art environment.

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    High School Program

    Participants in LLE's 21st Summer High School Research Program with program director Dr. Stephen Craxton. The program challenges high school students to explore research topics and careers under the tutelage of LLE scientists, engineers, and staff in a state-of-the-art environment.

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    Tiled-Grating Assembly

    A tiled-grating assembly (TGA) was prepared for the installation of new grating tiles. In an effort to improve the energy performance of OMEGA EP, all four TGA's in the upper compressor were outfitted with new grating tiles.

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    Tiled-Grating Assembly

    A tiled-grating assembly (TGA) was prepared for the installation of new grating tiles. In an effort to improve the energy performance of OMEGA EP, all four TGA's in the upper compressor were outfitted with new grating tiles.

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    Planar Cryogenic Target Assembly

    Final additions being made to the planar cryogenic target assembly in the target fabrication department.

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    Planar Cryogenic Target Assembly

    Final additions being made to the planar cryogenic target assembly in the target fabrication department.

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    Robert L. McCrory

    Director Robert L. McCrory joined LLE in 1976 and was its first Theoretical Division Director. He is now serving as Vice Provost, University of Rochester, CEO and Director—Laboratory for Laser Energetics, and is Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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    Robert L. McCrory

    Director Robert L. McCrory joined LLE in 1976 and was its first Theoretical Division Director. He is now serving as Vice Provost, University of Rochester, CEO and Director—Laboratory for Laser Energetics, and is Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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    Hoppe Glass Targets

    LLE developed a technique to fill "Hoppe" glass targets with deuterium–tritium fuel for the National Ignition Facility. Above, operators mount targets in the Target Mounting Station. A gas-filled, Hoppe glass target is shown in the inset.

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    Hoppe Glass Targets

    LLE developed a technique to fill "Hoppe" glass targets with deuterium–tritium fuel for the National Ignition Facility. Above, operators mount targets in the Target Mounting Station. A gas-filled, Hoppe glass target is shown in the inset.

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    NIF Polar Drive

    Density contour map of a gain = 19, 1.6 MJ, triple-picket, polar-drive ignition design taken near peak compression. (a) A simple direct-drive capsule is imploded using (b) specialized laser pulses and (c) spot shapes. (d) 1-D Multi-FM SSD is implemented, requiring optimization of 3 separate FM modulators.

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    NIF Polar Drive

    Density contour map of a gain = 19, 1.6 MJ, triple-picket, polar-drive ignition design taken near peak compression. (a) A simple direct-drive capsule is imploded using (b) specialized laser pulses and (c) spot shapes. (d) 1-D Multi-FM SSD is implemented, requiring optimization of 3 separate FM modulators.

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