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Characterization of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Targets Using PIXE, RBS, and STIM Analysis

  • Yongqiang Li (a1), Xue Liu (a2), Xinyi Li (a1), Yiyang Liu (a2), Yi Zheng (a1), Min Wang (a1) and Hao Shen (a1)...


Quality control of the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) target in the laser fusion program is vital to ensure that energy deposition from the lasers results in uniform compression and minimization of Rayleigh–Taylor instabilities. The technique of nuclear microscopy with ion beam analysis is a powerful method to provide characterization of ICF targets. Distribution of elements, depth profile, and density image of ICF targets can be identified by particle-induced X-ray emission, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, and scanning transmission ion microscopy. We present examples of ICF target characterization by nuclear microscopy at Fudan University in order to demonstrate their potential impact in assessing target fabrication processes.


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