Energetic neutron beams generated from femtosecond laser plasma interactions

Zulick, C. and Dollar, F. and Chvykov, V. and Davis, J. and Kalinchenko, G. and Maksimchuk, A. and Petrov, G. M. and Raymond, A. and Thomas, A. G. R. and Willingale, L. and Yanovsky, V. and Krushelnick, K. (2013) Energetic neutron beams generated from femtosecond laser plasma interactions. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (12). ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

Experiments at the HERCULES laser facility have produced directional neutron beams with energies up to 16.8(+/- 0.3) MeV using (2)(1)d(d, n)(2)He-3; Li-7(3)(p, n)(4)Be-7; and Li-7(3)(d, n)(4)Be-8 reactions. Efficient Li-7(3)(d, n)(4)Be-8 reactions required the selective acceleration of deuterons through the introduction of a deuterated plastic or cryogenically frozen D2O layer on the surface of a thin film target. The measured neutron yield was

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Applied Physics Letters
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19 May 2016 14:08
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