Second Line-of-Sight Project


Two new neutron time-of-flight (nTOF) spectrometers were designed and constructed along a clear line of sight to the OMEGA target chamber. These diagnostics measure several key experimental parameters that are essential to diagnosing the performance of cryogenic DT implosions. The data collected are used to diagnose and characterize the extent of the asymmetric compression of hot spots in OMEGA implosions.

Two nTOF spectrometers, shown in the foreground, are positioned about 22 m from the OMEGA target chamber center