Figure from the DOE Report October, 2016

October 2016 DOE Report

Hot-Spot Mix in Direct-Drive DT Cryogenic Implosions

Hydrodynamic mixing of ablator material into the hot spot of a direct-drive DT cryogenic implosion was diagnosed on OMEGA using an x-ray spectroscopy technique developed at the National Ignition Facility for x-ray–driven, ignition-scale implosions.

Here, the measured spatially integrated and time-integrated Ge K shell and satellite emission from the hot spot is fitted with an atomic physics code to infer the mix mass quantities for the α = 2.5 implosion.

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