Experimental Campaigns

Application For Experimental Campaign - not available until further notice

Summary of Guidelines

  1. See Core Diagnostics for a list of available Core Diagnostics.
  2. Indicate Zebra / Leopard operating parameters, and port requirements anticipated for diagnostic instruments.
    • Load measurements (standard or custom)
    • Pulse duration - Long or Short
    • Chamber Requirements - (ports, location of diagnostics equipment)
    • Screen Box requirements
  3. Describe any special needs that are relevant, such as equipment, cables, fast or slow triggers signals, tools.
  4. A clear statement of scientific importance; why are NTF facilities needed and if so what characteristics are most important. Include scientific deliverables, and a clear path for achieving these deliverables (including both experimental and theoretical components, graduate student participation, collaborations with other institutions such as national laboratories or universities, and a statement of participant's responsibilities). Provide a description of prior work including publications.
  5. Mechanical drawing: Electronic or manual drawings are acceptable. The design should be as complete as possible. Technical team members will work with the experimenter(s) to assure compatibility with zebra and the goals of the experiment.
    Vacuum test certification: All instruments intended for attachment to the Zebra load chamber must be certified in advance for vacuum integrity. Technical staff members will work with the experimenter(s) to assure compatibility.
    Previous users: Short paragraph explaining results and outcome.

NTF Theory Group

The primary mission of the NTF theory group is to contribute to the NTF programs by developing the analytical theory and computational simulation tools for High Energy Density Physics (HEDP), and to assist in the design and support of ongoing NTF experiments.

Research topics

  1. Z-pinch physics theory and hybrid simulations
  2. Laser-plasma interaction physics with and without an external magnetic field
  3. Energy transfer and particle transport in collisional and turbulent regimes in dense plasmas
  4. Wave turbulence in high-beta magnetized plasmas
  5. Instabilities and vorticity formation in plasma flows with velocity shear

NTF cluster systems

The NTF Theory Group operates the following two cluster systems for computer simulations of laser-plasma interactions.
  1. FI Cluster system: Intel Pentium III (3 GHz), 48 nodes (32 bits), RAM 2GB/node.
  2. AMD cluster system: AMD (64 bits), 41 nodes (2 CPU/node, total 82 CPUs), RAM 8GB/node.