Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 11, 3401075 (2016)

Regular Articles

Method for Detection of Nuclear-Plasma Interactions in a 134Xe-Doped Exploding Pusher at the National Ignition Facility
Darren L. BLEUEL1), Lee A. BERNSTEIN1), Christopher A. BRAND1,2), William S. CASSATA1), Brian H. DAUB1,2), Lucile S. DAUFFY1), Bethany L. GOLDBLUM2), James M. HALL1), Chris A. HAGMANN1), Laura Berzak HOPKINS1), Hesham Y. KHATER1), Andrea L. KRITCHER1), Dieter H. G. SCHNEIDER1), Sunniva SIEM3), Carol A. VELSKO1) and Mathis WIEDEKING4)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
University of Oslo, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
iThemba LABS, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
(Received 10 July 2015 / Accepted 26 February 2016 / Published 10 June 2016)


Angular momentum changes due to nuclear-plasma interactions on highly-excited nuclei in high energy density plasmas created at the National Ignition Facility can be measured through a change in isomer feeding following gamma emission. We propose an experiment to detect these effects in 133Xe in exploding pusher capsules.


nuclear, plasma, laser, isomer, high energy density, activation, fusion

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.11.3401075


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