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Laser-triggered ion acceleration and table top isotope production
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • K. Nemoto, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Iwado-kita, Komae-shi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Anatoly Maksimchuk, University of Michigan
  • Sudeep Banerjee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • K. Flippo, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • G. Mourou, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B. Yu. Bychenkov, P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow 117924, Russia
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Published by American Institute of Physics. Applied Physics Letters 78, 595 (2001). ©2001 American Institute of Physics. Permission to use. HREF="”>

We have observed deuterons accelerated to energies of about 2 MeV in the interaction of relativistically intense 10 TW, 400 fs laser pulse with a thin layer of deuterated polystyrene deposited on Mylar film. These high-energy deuterons were directed to the boron sample, where they produced ~105 atoms of positron active isotope 11C from the reaction 10B(d,n)11C. The activation results suggest that deuterons were accelerated from the front surface of the target.
Citation Information
K. Nemoto, Anatoly Maksimchuk, Sudeep Banerjee, K. Flippo, et al.. "Laser-triggered ion acceleration and table top isotope production" (2001)
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