Design calculations for NIF convergent ablator experiments

R.E. Olson, D.G. Hicks, N.B. Meezan, D.A. Callahan, O.L. Landen, O.S. Jones, S.H. Langer, J.L. Kline, D.C. Wilson, H. Rinderknecht, A. Zylstra, R.D. Petrasso (+3 others)
2013 EPJ Web of Conferences  
The NIF convergent ablation tuning effort is underway. In the early experiments, we have discovered that the design code simulations over-predict the capsule implosion velocity and shock flash rhor, but under-predict the hohlraum x-ray flux measurements. The apparent inconsistency between the x-ray flux and radiography data implies that there are important unexplained aspects of the hohlraum and/or capsule behavior.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/20135902008 fatcat:qyovdarwxffidgjsjzutqpqwfi