24 August 2017 X-ray calibration and characterization at National Security Technologies, LLC Livermore Operations
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X-ray calibration is a primary component of the calibration services provided by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) Livermore Operations (LO). The X-ray calibration labs at NSTec LO consist of four labs which provide characteristic and bremsstrahlung X-ray output beams ranging in energy from 300 eV to 110 keV. These labs can calibrate a variety of X-ray detectors and components including CCD’s, streak cameras, spectrometers, and filters. Many of the calibration measurements are NIST-traceable. Calibrations and characterizations provided include quantum efficiency, sensitivity, dynamic range, resolution, flat-field test, and transmission measurements. Historically, these labs have performed calibrations for various institutions and national laboratories such as LLNL, LANL, and Sandia. In addition, NSTec (LO) has diagnostic R&D capabilities such as extending curved crystal X-ray imaging to higher energies. This presentation will describe the services provided by these labs, the operation and in-house, NVLAP certified calibration of the various X-ray sources and diagnostics used, and the general layout of the NSTec (LO) X-ray labs.
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James A. King, James A. King, Michael J. Haugh, Michael J. Haugh, Richard R. Freeman, Richard R. Freeman, Kenneth D. Jacoby, Kenneth D. Jacoby, Gabe Torres, Gabe Torres, Peter Torres, Peter Torres, Patrick Hillyard, Patrick Hillyard, Jeffrey A. Koch, Jeffrey A. Koch, } "X-ray calibration and characterization at National Security Technologies, LLC Livermore Operations", Proc. SPIE 10390, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI, 103900C (24 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2276806; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2276806
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