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Experiment _using _an _electronic _neutron _generator -with -sourceCERT will also perform transport experiments with quantified uncertainties for the purposes of validating multiscale models, yielding experimental estimates of our numerical errors, and providing high-fidelity benchmark results to the thermal radiation transport community. 

Experiments in the high-energy density laboratory physics (HEDLP) regime require multiphysics modeling, which makes it difficult to discern the origins of simulation/experiment disagreements.  CERT will avoid the need for HEDLP experiments by performing surrogate neutron transport experiments, exploiting the strong analogy between thermal radiation transport and neutron transport.  The single-physics nature of these experiments enables the use of hierarchical uncertainty quantification techniques to cleanly differentiate sources of error and uncertainty in a way that is not possible with HEDP experiments.