A miniature thermal neutron source using high power lasers

  • Seyed Reza Mirfayzi (Contributor)
  • Hamad Ahmed (Contributor)
  • Domenico Doria (Contributor)
  • Aaron Alejo (Contributor)
  • Stuart Ansell (Contributor)
  • R. J. Clarke (Contributor)
  • B. Gonzalez-Izquierdo (Contributor)
  • Prokopis Hadjisolomou (Contributor)
  • Robert Heathcote (Contributor)
  • Thomas Hodge (Contributor)
  • Philip Martin (Contributor)
  • D Raspino (Contributor)
  • E. Schooneveld (Contributor)
  • Paul McKenna (Contributor)
  • N.J. Rhodes (Contributor)
  • D. Neely (Contributor)
  • Marco Borghesi (Contributor)
  • Satyabrata Kar (Creator)



Dataset underpinning the results presented in the article titled, "A miniature thermal neutron source using high power lasers" published in Journal of Applied Physics (2020)

Absstract of the paper:
The continuous improvement of high power laser technologies is recasting the prospects of small-scale neutron sources to enable scientific communities and industries performing experiments that are currently offered at extensive accelerator-driven facilities. This paper reports moderation of laser-driven fast neutrons to thermal energies using a compact modular moderator assembly. A significant thermal (25 meV) flux of 106 n/sr/pulse was measured from water and plastic moderators in a proof-of-principle experiment employing a relatively moderate power laser delivering 200 J on the target in 10 ps. Using Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended simulations, the experimental results are reproduced and discussed.
Date made available2020
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Date of data production2020

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