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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.
Register now to attend the webinar.
S. R. Klein, E. J. Gamboa, C. M. Huntington, C. C. Kuranz, P. Susalla, S. Chadwick, B. Lairson, D. E. Hoover, F. Elsner, G. Malamud, C. Di Stefano, R. S. Gillespie, R. P. Drake
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 63 | Number 2 | March-April 2013 | Pages 305-312
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-A16355
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The University of Michigan has been fabricating targets for OMEGA campaigns since 2003. These experiments explore supernova-relevant high-energy-density physics. The complexity of recent target designs has made it necessary to explore new methods of producing components that satisfy experimental needs. Interest in the dynamics of nonaxisymmetric shocks has led to the development of polyimide tubes with noncircular cross sections. For our latest Thomson scattering target, shielding was a very important component to the target design. We employed techniques to bend gold foils, enabling complex geometries without any of the seams inherent when two separate foils are pieced together. Machined acrylic bases are used to support all the components on our targets, contributing further to their repeatability and providing us with a method that eases our build. Here, we present improvements in our techniques, along with our basic tried-and-true methods of producing repeatable targets.