Author: Barnes, C.W.
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MOD06 Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes (MaRIE) Project Overview 1
 
  • R.L. Sheffield, C.W. Barnes, J.P. Tapia
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
 
  The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) requires the ability to understand and test how material structures, defects and interfaces determine performance in extreme environments. The MaRIE Project will provide the science ability for control of materials and their production for vital national security missions. To meet the mission requirements, MaRIE must be an x-ray source that has high brilliance and with very flexible and fast pulses to observe phenomena at shock-relevant time scales, and with high enough energy to study high-Z materials. This talk will cover the rationale for the machine requirements, a pre-conceptual reference design that can meet those requirements, and preliminary research needed to address the critical high risk technologies.