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Neutron generation in a sealed direct-acceleration tube with a laser-plasma anode

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Abstract

Experiments have been performed on neutron generation in small sealed tubes with laser-plasma ion sources. The nuclear reaction T(d, n)He4 has been employed with a laser frequency of 12.5 Hz in producing an output of 5 · 109 n/sec. It is shown that efficient neutron generation is possible for laser pulse energies at the 10−2 J level.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshyh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 11, pp. 6–10, November, 1981.

We are indebted to Yu. A. Bykovskii, D. F. Bespalov, K. I. Kozlovskii, and A. Z. Mints for valuable advice and assistance.

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Pleshakova, R.P., Tsybin, A.S. & Shikanov, A.E. Neutron generation in a sealed direct-acceleration tube with a laser-plasma anode. Soviet Physics Journal 24, 982–985 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00892495

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Keywords

  • Laser Pulse
  • Pulse Energy
  • Nuclear Reaction
  • Laser Frequency
  • Laser Pulse Energy