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Communications at congresses:
Laser Driven Neutron Sources: Characteristics, Applications and Prospects
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
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 ?m) and short durations (< ns), different applications are described, such as radiography, timeresolved 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.
International
Si
Congress
Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources (UCANS III)
960
Place
Bilbao
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000-0000
Start Date
31/07/2012
End Date
03/08/2012
From page
1
To page
11
Proceedings
Participants
  • Autor: Jesus Alvarez Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: J. Fernández-Tobias (Instituto de Fusión Nuclear)
  • Autor: K. Mima (Instituto de Fusión Nuclear)
  • Autor: S. Nakai (The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries)
  • Autor: S. Kar (Centre for Plasma Physics, The University of Queens)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Perlado Martin (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Fusión Nuclear Inercial y Tecnología de fusión
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Nuclear
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
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