Figure from the DOE Report December, 2017

December 2017 DOE Report

The Cryogenic Equipment for Fielding Fill-Tube Targets

LLE is developing cryogenic equipment to field targets on OMEGA that are filled with the deuterium–tritium fuel through a tube. This equipment combines design features from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Cryogenic Target System with the specific requirements for direct-drive targets, and in the future it can be straightforwardly modified to field direct-drive cryogenic targets on the NIF.

Shown here are (a) x-ray phase contrast and (b) optical (shadowgram) images of the same DT ice layer in a 0.86-mm-diam layering sphere.

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