Characterization of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets using PIXE, RBS, and STIM analysis.

TitleCharacterization of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets using PIXE, RBS, and STIM analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Y, Liu X, Li X, Liu Y, Zheng Y, Wang M, Shen H
JournalMicroscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada
Volume19
Issue4
Pagination1073-9
Date Published2013 Aug
Abstract

Quality control of the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) target in the laser fusion program is vital to ensure that energy deposition from the lasers results in uniform compression and minimization of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities. The technique of nuclear microscopy with ion beam analysis is a powerful method to provide characterization of ICF targets. Distribution of elements, depth profile, and density image of ICF targets can be identified by particle-induced X-ray emission, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, and scanning transmission ion microscopy. We present examples of ICF target characterization by nuclear microscopy at Fudan University in order to demonstrate their potential impact in assessing target fabrication processes.

DOI10.7863/ultra.32.9.1565
Alternate JournalMicrosc. Microanal.