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Gated X-ray framing camera image of a direct-drive cylindrical implosion

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Gated X-ray images of laser-driven implosions can provide movies of typically 16 frames with ~80 ps time resolution and 10 μm spatial resolution. Cylindrical implosions allow study of convergent hydrodynamics but with excellent diagnostic access down the axis of the cylinder. This example from a recent cylindrical implosion campaign on the OMEGA laser provides quantitative data on the growth of ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in convergent geometry

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 1 )