Laser-triggered ion acceleration and table top isotope production

K. Nemoto, A. Maksimchuk, S. Banerjee, K. Flippo, G. Mourou, D. Umstadter, V. Yu Bychenkov

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We have observed deuterons accelerated to energies of about 2 MeV in the interaction of relativistically intense 10 TW, 400 fs laser pulse with a thin layer of deuterated polystyrene deposited on Mylar film. These high-energy deuterons were directed to the boron sample, where they produced ∼ 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 target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-597
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 29 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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