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|Title:||Pulsed Neutron Sources with Table-Top Laser Accelerated Protons|
|Authors:||ZAGAR Tomaz; GALY JEAN; MAGILL JOSEPH|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Neutron production rates using laser-accelerated protons from high-energy single-shot laser (giant pulse laser) and low-energy high-repetition tabletop laser systems are compared. With the VULCAN giant pulse laser, more than 10 neutrons per shot were produced in a nanosecond pulse through (p,3:n) reactions with lead. In contrast, a current state-of-the-art tabletop laser theoretically can produce 10s to 107 neutrons per second in repetitional nanosecond pulses. It is estimated that next-generation tabletop lasers currently under construction will be capable of producing nanosecond neutron pulses at a rate of 10 neutrons per second.|
|JRC Institute:||Nuclear Safety and Security|
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