Laser produced plasma as a new, compact neutron source for dynamic materials research

Markus Roth
2012 2012 Abstracts IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science  
Neutrons are a unique tool to alter and diagnose material properties and excite nuclear reactions with a large field of applications. It has been stated over the last years, that there is a growing need for intense, pulsed neutron sources, either fast or moderated neutrons for the scientific community. Accelerator based spallation sources provide unprecedented neutron fluxes, but could be complemented by novel sources with higher peak brightness that are more compact. Lasers offer the prospect
more » ... f generating a very compact neutron source of high peak brightness that could be linked to other facilities more easily.
doi:10.1109/plasma.2012.6383543 fatcat:lqlvnr757rhajjo22ptnmfky6m