Laser Driven Neutron Sources: Characteristics, Applications and Prospects

Alvarez Ruiz, Jesus and Fernández-Tobias, J. and Mima, K. and Nakai, S. and Kar, S. and Kato, Y. and Perlado Martín, José Manuel (2012). Laser Driven Neutron Sources: Characteristics, Applications and Prospects. In: "UCANS Presentations-Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources", 31/07/2012 - 03/08/2012, Bilbao, España. pp. 1-11.

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Title: Laser Driven Neutron Sources: Characteristics, Applications and Prospects
Author/s:
  • Alvarez Ruiz, Jesus
  • Fernández-Tobias, J.
  • Mima, K.
  • Nakai, S.
  • Kar, S.
  • Kato, Y.
  • Perlado Martín, José Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: UCANS Presentations-Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources
Event Dates: 31/07/2012 - 03/08/2012
Event Location: Bilbao, España
Title of Book: UCANS Presentations-Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The basics of laser driven neutron sources, properties and possible applications are discussed. We describe the laser driven nuclear processes which trigger neutron generation, namely, nuclear reactions induced by laser driven ion beam (ion n), thermonuclear fusion by implosion and photo-induced nuclear (gamma n) reactions. Based on their main properties, i.e. point source (<100 μm) and short durations (< ns), different applications are described, such as radiography, time-resolved spectroscopy and pump-probe experiments. Prospects on the development of laser technology suggest that, as higher intensities and higher repetition rate lasers become available (for example, using DPSSL technology), laser driven methodologies may provide neutron fluxes comparable to that achieved by accelerator driven neutron sources in the near future.

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Item ID: 19669
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19669/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19669
Official URL: http://150.241.211.12:8080/UCANS
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Nov 2013 15:36
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 17:18
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