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Subject/Keyword
Inertial Confinement Fusion
sputtering
preplasma emission
chirped-pulse amplification
Hot electrons
clean energy
copper K-alpha
preplasma scalelength
imaging
line-spread function
ray-tracing
Bremsstrahlung
thermonuclear fusion
cone-wire
KB microscope
x-ray tube
mirror bending
preplasma
laser-plasma interaction
high-intensity
Reflectivity
superpolished
star power
instrumentation
x-ray imaging
wire transport
diagnostic
laser
Resolution
grazing-incidence
point-spread function
re-entrant
plasma
prepulse
Fast Ignition
platinum-coated
alternative energy
absorption
multilayer mirror
spherical
raytracing
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Friesen, Hal
Supervisor and department
Robert Fedosejevs (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Ying Tsui (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
James McMullin (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Richard Marchand (Physics)
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-08-31T22:28:15Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Fast ignition (FI) decouples the compression and ignition in normal Inertial Confinement Fusion schemes, and can rely on hot electron transport to ignite the compressed core. In order to study electron transport, characteristic K-alpha X-ray emission from copper tracer layers is often employed. A Kirkpatrick-Baez X-ray microscope was constructed using grazing incidence platinum mirrors and characterized to image Cu K-alpha emission in high intensity Fast Ignition experiments. The broad spectral window from 4 to 9 keV enables imaging of both the copper K-alpha emission as well as the emitted Bremsstrahlung radiation from the high intensity interaction spot. A resolution of 30 um or less over a 300 um field of view has been confirmed experimentally. Results from cone-wire experiments are presented where the emission from the high intensity interaction spot and the copper K-alpha emission from the copper wire tip were analysed as a function of prepulse energy.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R36916
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License granted by Hal Friesen (hal@ualberta.ca) on 2011-08-31T21:37:05Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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