Recent advances in laser-driven neutron sources

Alejo, A. and Ahmed, H. and Green, A. and Mirfayzi, S. R. and Borghesi, M. and Kar, S. (2015) Recent advances in laser-driven neutron sources. Il nuovo cimento C, 38 (6). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1826-9885

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Due to the limited number and high cost of large-scale neutron facilities, there has been a growing interest in compact accelerator-driven sources. In this context, several potential schemes of laser-driven neutron sources are being intensively studied employing laser-accelerated electron and ion beams. In addition to the potential of delivering neutron beams with high brilliance, directionality and ultra-short burst duration, a laser-driven neutron source would offer further advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness, compactness and radiation confinement by closed-coupled experiments. Some of the recent advances in this field are discussed, showing improvements in the directionality and flux of the laser-driven neutron beams.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 09:46

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