Status of the DARHT 2nd Axis at Los Alamos National Laboratory
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The Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility DARHT was constructed at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a radiographic facility to provide two-axis multi-time radiography to support the US Stockpile Stewardship Program. The DARHT 1st Axis has been operational since 1999 and has been providing excellent radiographs. The DARHT 2nd Axis construction project was completed in early 2003. However, during the subsequent commissioning efforts to bring it to the full specifications of 18 MeV, 2 kA and 2 micro-second pulse length, high voltage breakdown was observed in several of the 78 induction accelerator cells.
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