Optimization Studies on a Laser-Driven Neutron Source

  • Jan Philipp DabruckEmail author
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As outlined in Sect. 2.1.1 only the most powerful lasers which are capable of producing ultra-short pulses are suitable for the acceleration of light ions. In this regime the efficient acceleration mechanisms are the Target Normal Sheath Acceleration (TSNA) and the Break-Out Afterburner (BOA), respectively, depending on the target thickness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, Institute for Nuclear Engineering and Technology Transfer (NET)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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