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Deadline extended to apply for ANS's 2023 ANS Congressional Fellowship
The American Nuclear Society invites its members to apply for the Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship to help the Society fulfill its strategic goal of informing nuclear public policy.
The deadline has been extended. Applications and supporting documents are now due by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, May 23.
K.-J. Boehm, N. Hash, D. Barker, T. Döppner, M. P. Farrell, P. Fitzsimmons, D. Kaczala, D. Kraus, B. Maranville, M. Mauldin, P. Neumayer, K. Segraves
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 70 | Number 2 | August-September 2016 | Pages 324-331
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-242
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Reconciling the experimental and system requirements during the development of a new target system is one of the most challenging tasks in the design and engineering of targets used in the National Ignition Facility.
Targets for the GigaBar 3 campaign were meant to allow the detection of extremely weak Thomson scattering from matter at extreme densities in the face of very bright backlighter and laser entry hole plasma emissions. The problem was to shield the detector sufficiently while maintaining beamline and view clearances, and observing target mass restrictions.
A new construction process, based on a rapid prototype frame structure, was used to develop this target. Details of the design process for these targets are described, and lessons from this development for production and target assembly teams are discussed.