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Near-10-MeV ion acceleration in the forward direction and isotope production with a high-intensity laser
Author(s): Anatoly M. Maksimchuk; Koshichi Nemoto; S. Banerjee; K. Flippo; S. Gu; V. Yu. Bychenkov; Donald P. Umstadter; Gerard A. Mourou

Paper Abstract

High energy protons with the energy up to 10 MeV were accelerated in the forward direction using a tabletop laser with focusing intensity of 6 X 1018W/cm2. When a deuterated polystyrene was deposited on a front surface of a Mylar film and a boron sample was placed behind the laser target we observed the production of approximately 105 atoms of positron active isotope 11C from the reaction 10B(d,n)11C. The activation results suggest that deuterons were accelerated from the front surface of the laser target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425556
Show Author Affiliations
Anatoly M. Maksimchuk, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Koshichi Nemoto, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (Japan)
S. Banerjee, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
K. Flippo, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
S. Gu, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
V. Yu. Bychenkov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Donald P. Umstadter, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gerard A. Mourou, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4424:
ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Milan Kalal; Karel Rohlena; Milan Sinor, Editor(s)

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