TiK alpha radiography of Cu-doped plastic microshell implosions via spherically bent crystal imaging

J.A. King, K. Akli, B. Zhang, R.R. Freeman, M.H. Key, C.D. Chen, S.P. Hatchett, J.A. Koch, A.J. MacKinnon, P.K. Patel, R. Snavely, R.P.J. Town, Marco Borghesi, Lorenzo Romagnani, Matthew Zepf, T. Cowan, H. Habara, R. Kodama, Y. Toyama, S. KarschK. Lancaster, C. Murphy, P. Norreys, R. Stephens, C. Stoeckl

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Abstract

We show that short pulse laser generated Ti K alpha radiation can be used effectively as a backlighter for radiographic imaging. This method of x-ray radiography features high temporal and spatial resolution, high signal to noise ratio, and monochromatic imaging. We present here the Ti K alpha backlit images of six-beam driven spherical implosions of thin-walled 500-mu m Cu-doped deuterated plastic (CD) shells and of similar implosions with an included hollow gold cone. These radiographic results were used to define conditions for the diagnosis of fast ignition relevant electron transport within imploded Cu-doped coned CD shells. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number191501
Pages (from-to)191501
Number of pages1
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume86
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09 May 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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