Current inertial confinement fusion experiments require large numbers of well‐characterized microballoon targets. Microballoons are batch‐produced, and balloons of target quality are selected based on several parameters: outside diameter, wall thickness, and wall concentricity. Selection and characterization of these targets is a labor intensive process. We have developed a computer‐controlled microballoon selection system that allows us to select microballoons five times faster than our previous methods with less operator fatigue and with less emphasis on operator skill.
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Research Article| July 01 1990
Computer‐assisted microballoon selection for inertial confinement fusion targets
C. K. Immesoete;
C. K. Immesoete, S. Scarantino, H. Kim, L. Forsley; Computer‐assisted microballoon selection for inertial confinement fusion targets. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 1 July 1990; 8 (4): 3324–3326. https://doi.org/10.1116/1.576543
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