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Progress toward the development and testing of source reconstruction methods for NIF neutron imaging.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, USA.
The Review of scientific instruments (Impact Factor: 1.52). 10/2010; 81(10):10D311. DOI:10.1063/1.3492384
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ABSTRACT Development of analysis techniques for neutron imaging at the National Ignition Facility is an important and difficult task for the detailed understanding of high-neutron yield inertial confinement fusion implosions. Once developed, these methods must provide accurate images of the hot and cold fuels so that information about the implosion, such as symmetry and areal density, can be extracted. One method under development involves the numerical inversion of the pinhole image using knowledge of neutron transport through the pinhole aperture from Monte Carlo simulations. In this article we present results of source reconstructions based on simulated images that test the methods effectiveness with regard to pinhole misalignment.

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