Production of radioactive nuclides by energetic protons generated from intense laser-plasma interactions

M.I.K. Santala, Matthew Zepf, F.N. Beg, E.L. Clark, A.E. Dangor, K. Krushelnick, M. Tatarakis, I. Watts, K.W.D. Ledingham, T. McCanny, I. Spencer, A.C. Machacek, R. Allott, R.J. Clarke, P.A. Norreys

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Abstract

Nuclear activation has been observed in materials exposed to the ablated plasma generated from high intensity laser-solid interactions (at focused intensities up to 2x10(19) W/cm(2)) and is produced by protons having energies up to 30 MeV. The energy spectrum of the protons is determined from these activation measurements and is found to be consistent with other ion diagnostics. The possible development of this technique for
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume78
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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