Recent advances in laser-driven neutron sources

A. Alejo, H. Ahmed, A. Green, S. R. Mirfayzi, M. Borghesi, S. Kar

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number188
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento C
Volume38C
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2016

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