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ANS webinar to focus on low-dose radiation risk
Join ANS on Thursday, January 21, at noon (ET) for a Q&A with an expert panel as they discuss how to communicate about the risk of low-dose radiation. “Talking About Low-dose Radiation Risk” is a free members-only event that serves as a follow-up to the “Risky Business” President’s Session that took place during the ANS Virtual Winter Meeting last November. The session will take a deeper dive into the many questions generated from the thought-provoking discussion.
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E. M. Giraldez, P. B. Mirkarimi, J. A. Emig, K. B. Fournier, H. Huang, J. S. Jaquez, E. C. Losbanos, M. J. May, J. D. Sain, M. E. Schoff, N. E. Teslich, M. T. Vu, R. J. Wallace
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 63 | Number 2 | March-April 2013 | Pages 242-246
Technical Paper | Selected papers from 20th Target Fabrication Meeting, May 20-24, 2012, Santa Fe, NM, Guest Editor: Robert C. Cook | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST13-TFM20-28
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Energy partitioning, energy coupling (EPEC) is one of the new experimental platforms being investigated at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to provide valuable data for national security applications. The EPEC target is a 7-m-thick silver spherical halfraum driven by a single NIF quad. This paper will describe the fabrication of the hollow spherical target, starting with the selection of the mandrel, the single-point diamond turning process used to achieve the desired thickness, and the final processing to remove the mandrel. Also discussed will be the metrology technique, X-ray opacity, used to determine the wall thickness and wall uniformity and how this nondestructive technique was benchmarked by two destructive characterization techniques, dual focused ion beam and scanning electron microscope, for wall thickness determination.