Figure from the DOE Report August, 2015

August 2015 DOE Report

Measuring Neutron-Induced d-Breakup Reactions Using High-Yield DT Implosions on OMEGA

Large inertial confinement fusion (ICF) facilities can be used to provide data with accuracies comparable to or exceeding what can be done on accelerators. Persisting discrepancies between experimental and theoretical models of the energy cross section from neutron-induced deuterium-breakup d(n,2n) p reactions warrant a new approach to accurately measure this cross section.

Time-of-flight spectra from ambient implosions with D2O- and H2O-filled interaction vessels are shown here.

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