Fast-gated imaging diagnostics are a key element of high-energy-density (HED) experiments in stockpile stewardship. GA scientists were part of a team that developed a new type of high-speed x-ray imager. This breakthrough sensor is capable of recording multiple frames with nanosecond separation and represents a 50-fold improvement in shutter speed over previous devices. Click here for more (PDF).
Dr. Jeffrey Quintenz, Senior Vice President of General Atomics' Energy Group, released the following statement regarding the recent bankruptcy filing by Westinghouse. GA is working with Westinghouse in the development of Accident Tolerant Fuels.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics have simulated a mysterious self-organized flow of the superhot plasma that fuels fusion reactions. The findings show that pumping more heat into the core of the plasma can drive instabilities that create plasma rotation inside the doughnut-shaped tokamak that houses the hot charged gas.
Representatives from GA joined dozens of other scientists from around the world to share the latest research on fabricating targets for experiments on high-power, high-energy laser and pulsed-power facilities at the 22nd Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting co-hosted by LLNL.