Radiochemical Measurements of Neutron Capture and Isomeric Data at the NIF

Friday, 14 February 2014
Water Tower (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Narek Gharibyan , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
The neutron luminosity of a NIF implosion can produce observable concentrations of activation products from nanograms of isotopes.Solid radiochemistry has recently been added as a new NIF diagnostic capability and is providing important insights regarding nuclear reactions in high-energy-density plasmas. This talk will focus on Initial results from the NIF Solid Radiochemistry (SRC) diagnostic. Sensitivity calculations show measurement options from NIF unobtainable elsewhere.