Bulletin of the American Physical Society
60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 63, Number 11
Monday–Friday, November 5–9, 2018; Portland, Oregon
Session JP11: Poster Session IV: Education and Outreach; Undergraduate or High School Research; Plasma technology, Fusion reactor Nuclear and Materials Science; Propulsion; Materials Interfaces (2:00pm-5:00pm)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
OCC Room: Exhibit Hall A1&A
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.DPP.JP11.16
Abstract: JP11.00016 : Measuring Low Energy Nuclear Cross Sections using ICF*
Mark E Yuly
Stephen J Padalino
(State Univ of NY - Geneseo)
(Laboratory for Laser Energetics)
Sean P Regan
(Univ of Rochester)
Inertial confinement fusion is a tool that can be used to for fundamental nuclear science measurements. In the method under consideration, nuclear reaction products in the expanding atomic gas following the target implosion will be collected and trapped using a turbomolecular pump. The beta-decay of reaction products with half-lives ranging between 20 ms and 10 s will be measured in-situ using a phoswich detector system milliseconds after the implosion. Several previously unmeasured low-energy deuterium and tritium radiative capture and stripping cross sections could be measured using this technique. To study the feasibility, several small scale experiments are being carried out at Houghton College and SUNY Geneseo to simulate the rapid release of gas by the ICF target, its subsequent capture and decay counting.
*Funded in part by a grant from the DOE through the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.
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