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Neutron production from Li-7(d,xn) nuclear fusion reactions driven by high-intensity laser-target interactions

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Neutron production from Li-7(d,xn) nuclear fusion reactions driven by high-intensity laser-target interactions. / Davis, J.; Petrov, G. M.; Petrova, Tz; Willingale, L.; Maksimchuk, A.; Krushelnick, K.

In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 52, No. 4, 045015, 04.2010.

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Davis, J, Petrov, GM, Petrova, T, Willingale, L, Maksimchuk, A & Krushelnick, K 2010, 'Neutron production from Li-7(d,xn) nuclear fusion reactions driven by high-intensity laser-target interactions', Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, vol. 52, no. 4, 045015. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/52/4/045015

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Davis, J., Petrov, G. M., Petrova, T., Willingale, L., Maksimchuk, A., & Krushelnick, K. (2010). Neutron production from Li-7(d,xn) nuclear fusion reactions driven by high-intensity laser-target interactions. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 52(4), [045015]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/52/4/045015

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Davis J, Petrov GM, Petrova T, Willingale L, Maksimchuk A, Krushelnick K. Neutron production from Li-7(d,xn) nuclear fusion reactions driven by high-intensity laser-target interactions. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 2010 Apr;52(4). 045015. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/52/4/045015

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Davis, J. ; Petrov, G. M. ; Petrova, Tz ; Willingale, L. ; Maksimchuk, A. ; Krushelnick, K. / Neutron production from Li-7(d,xn) nuclear fusion reactions driven by high-intensity laser-target interactions. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 2010 ; Vol. 52, No. 4.

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abstract = "Numerical simulations of neutron production from deuterium-lithium nuclear fusion reactions have been performed. A set of differential cross sections for the Li-7(d,xn) reaction for incident deuteron energies of up to 50MeV is assembled. The angular distribution of neutrons from a thick lithium target is simulated and benchmarked against experimental data. Two-stage neutron production from laser-target experiments has been studied as a function of laser intensity and energy. During the first stage a well collimated deuteron beam is generated using a high-intensity ultrashort pulse laser. During the second stage it is transported through a lithium target using a 3D Monte-Carlo ion beam-target deposition model. The neutron yield is estimated to be similar to 10(8) neutrons J(-1) laser energy. Some 10(10) neutrons can be expected from a similar to 100 J petawatt-class laser. For incident deuteron energies above 1 MeV the proposed scheme for neutron production from d-Li reactions is superior to that from d-d reactions, producing a collimated beam of neutrons with higher neutron yield.",
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N2 - Numerical simulations of neutron production from deuterium-lithium nuclear fusion reactions have been performed. A set of differential cross sections for the Li-7(d,xn) reaction for incident deuteron energies of up to 50MeV is assembled. The angular distribution of neutrons from a thick lithium target is simulated and benchmarked against experimental data. Two-stage neutron production from laser-target experiments has been studied as a function of laser intensity and energy. During the first stage a well collimated deuteron beam is generated using a high-intensity ultrashort pulse laser. During the second stage it is transported through a lithium target using a 3D Monte-Carlo ion beam-target deposition model. The neutron yield is estimated to be similar to 10(8) neutrons J(-1) laser energy. Some 10(10) neutrons can be expected from a similar to 100 J petawatt-class laser. For incident deuteron energies above 1 MeV the proposed scheme for neutron production from d-Li reactions is superior to that from d-d reactions, producing a collimated beam of neutrons with higher neutron yield.

AB - Numerical simulations of neutron production from deuterium-lithium nuclear fusion reactions have been performed. A set of differential cross sections for the Li-7(d,xn) reaction for incident deuteron energies of up to 50MeV is assembled. The angular distribution of neutrons from a thick lithium target is simulated and benchmarked against experimental data. Two-stage neutron production from laser-target experiments has been studied as a function of laser intensity and energy. During the first stage a well collimated deuteron beam is generated using a high-intensity ultrashort pulse laser. During the second stage it is transported through a lithium target using a 3D Monte-Carlo ion beam-target deposition model. The neutron yield is estimated to be similar to 10(8) neutrons J(-1) laser energy. Some 10(10) neutrons can be expected from a similar to 100 J petawatt-class laser. For incident deuteron energies above 1 MeV the proposed scheme for neutron production from d-Li reactions is superior to that from d-d reactions, producing a collimated beam of neutrons with higher neutron yield.

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