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Machining NIF Diagnostics

July 18, 2011
Ron Callari machining a spectrometer body

Starting with a 53-lb block of aluminum, Ron Callari machined a spectrometer body weighing 5.5 lbs. These casings will house four x-ray Bragg crystals for use in the Supersnout II diagnostic. Designed at LLE, two identical instruments will be assembled, inspected, calibrated, and shipped to the National Ignition Facility for use on the National Ignition Campaign and in High-Energy-Density Physics experiments.