In this seminar an overview will be presented of First Light Fusion including our current facilities, diagnostics, and simulation capabilities. I will then describe a recent experimental campaign to confirm the production of deuterium-deuterium (DD) fusion neutrons by an inertial confinement fusion target that is driven by a one-sided impact.
Experiments were performed on First Light Fusion’s 38 mm bore, two-stage light gas gun. This facility can launch a 100 g solid projectile at 6.5 km s−1. Neutron diagnostics included scintillators and moderated helium-3 proportional counters.