Neutron imaging of laser fusion targets

Science. 1988 Aug 19;241(4868):956-8. doi: 10.1126/science.241.4868.956.


Along-term goal of inertial-confinement fusion research is the generation of energy by imploding capsules containing deuterium-tritium fuel. Progress in designing the capsules is aided by accurate imaging of the fusion burn. Penumbral coded-aperture techniques have been used to obtain neutron images that are a direct measurement of the fusion burn region in the capsules.