Experimental study of neutron induced background noise on gated x-ray framing cameras

Izumi, N.; Hagmann, C.; Stone, G.; Hey, D.; Glenn, S.; Conder, A.; Teruya, A.; Sorce, C.; Tommasini, R.; Stoeffl, W.; Springer, P.; Landen, O. L.; Herrmann, H. W.; Kyrala, G. A.; Bahukutumbi, R.; Glebov, V. Y.; Sangster, T. C.; Eckart, M.; Mackinnon, A. J.; Koch, J. A.
October 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p10E515
Academic Journal
A temporally gated x-ray framing camera based on a proximity focus microchannel plate is one of the most important diagnostic tools of inertial confinement fusion experiments. However, fusion neutrons produced in imploded capsules interact with structures surrounding the camera and produce background to x-ray signals. To understand the mechanisms of this neutron induced background, we tested several gated x-ray cameras in the presence of 14 MeV neutrons produced at the Omega laser facility. Differences between background levels observed with photographic film readout and charge-coupled-device readout have been studied.


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