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FPN04-53

Rochester Tests Cryogenic Targets

August 29, 2004

Beginning in April 2004 and continuing through the present, scientists at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have performed implosion experiments on deuterium-filled cryogenic targets using the OMEGA laser. They have successfully produced targets with cryo layer smoothness close to 2 micron rms and produced record neutron yields for deuterium-filled targets in close agreement with the predictions of 1-D multidimensional hydrodynamic codes.

Further information on the programs at LLE can be found at http://www.lle.rochester.edu or by contacting Wolf Seka (seka@lle.rochester.edu) or John Soures (jsou@lle.rochester.edu).