Lasers and Nuclei

Applications of Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers in Nuclear Science

  • Heinrich Schwoerer
  • Burgard Beleites
  • Joseph Magill

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 694)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Fundamentals and Equipment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. A.B. Borisov, X. Song, P. Zhang, Y. Dai, K. Boyer, C.K. Rhodes
      Pages 3-6
    3. F. Ewald
      Pages 25-45
    4. J. Hein, M. C. Kaluza, R. Bödefeld, M. Siebold, S. Podleska, R. Sauerbrey
      Pages 47-66
  3. Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. V. Malka, J. Faure, S. Fritzler, Y. Glinec
      Pages 81-90
    3. P. McKenna, K.W.D. Ledingham, L. Robson
      Pages 91-107
    4. T. Žagar, J. Galy, J. Magill
      Pages 109-128
  4. Transmutation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. J. Magill, J. Galy, T. Žagar
      Pages 131-146
    3. K. Imasaki, D. Li, S. Miyamoto, S. Amano, T. Mochizuki
      Pages 147-167
    4. L. Robson, P. McKenna, T. McCanny, K.W.D. Ledingham, J.M. Gillies, J. Zweit
      Pages 191-203
  5. Nuclear Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. F. Hannachi, M.M. Aléonard, G. Claverie, M. Gerbaux, F. Gobet, G. Malka et al.
      Pages 207-216
    3. T. Shizuma, M. Fujiwara, T. Tajima
      Pages 217-229
    4. E.H. Lehmann
      Pages 231-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book


Lasers and Nuclei describes the generation of high-energy-particle radiation with high-intensity lasers and its application to nuclear science. A basic introduction to laser--matter interaction at high fields is complemented by detailed presentations of state of the art laser particle acceleration and elementary laser nuclear experiments. The text also discusses future applications of lasers in nuclear science, for example in nuclear astrophysics, isotope generation, nuclear fuel physics and proton and neutron imaging.


Isotope Laser nuclear physics Neutron Plasma physics astrophysics history imaging laser nuclear physics physics production science

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinrich Schwoerer
    • 1
  • Burgard Beleites
    • 1
  • Joseph Magill
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Optik und QuantenelektronikFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Transuranium ElementsEuropean Commission Joint Research CentreEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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