Design calculations for NIF convergent ablator experiments
1 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA
3 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Published online: 15 November 2013
The NIF convergent ablation tuning effort is underway. In the early experiments, we have discovered that the design code simulations over-predict the capsule implosion velocity and shock flash ρr, but under-predict the hohlraum x-ray flux measurements. The apparent inconsistency between the x-ray flux and radiography data implies that there are important unexplained aspects of the hohlraum and/or capsule behavior.
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