Optimization of the neutron yield in fusion plasmas produced by Coulomb explosions of deuterium clusters irradiated by a petawatt laser

dc.contributor.utaustinauthorBang, W.en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorDyer, G.en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorQuevedo, H. J.en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorBernstein, A. C.en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorGaul, E.en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorDonovan, M.en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorDitmire, T.en_US
dc.creatorBang, W.en_US
dc.creatorDyer, G.en_US
dc.creatorQuevedo, H. J.en_US
dc.creatorBernstein, A. C.en_US
dc.creatorGaul, E.en_US
dc.creatorDonovan, M.en_US
dc.creatorDitmire, T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-18T20:10:51Z
dc.date.available2017-07-18T20:10:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-02en_US
dc.description.abstractThe kinetic energy of hot (multi-keV) ions from the laser-driven Coulomb explosion of deuterium clusters and the resulting fusion yield in plasmas formed from these exploding clusters has been investigated under a variety of conditions using the Texas Petawatt laser. An optimum laser intensity was found for producing neutrons in these cluster fusion plasmas with corresponding average ion energies of 14 keV. The substantial volume (1-10 mm(3)) of the laser-cluster interaction produced by the petawatt peak power laser pulse led to a fusion yield of 1.6x10(7) neutrons in a single shot with a 120 J, 170 fs laser pulse. Possible effects of prepulses are discussed. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.023106en_US
dc.description.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGlenn Focht Memorial Fellowshipen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNNSA DE-FC52-08NA28512en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDOE Office of Basic Energy Sciencesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2W95138R
dc.identifier.citationBang, W., G. Dyer, H. J. Quevedo, A. C. Bernstein, E. Gaul, M. Donovan, and T. Ditmire. "Optimization of the neutron yield in fusion plasmas produced by Coulomb explosions of deuterium clusters irradiated by a petawatt laser." Physical Review E 87, no. 2 (2013): 023106.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevE.87.023106en_US
dc.identifier.issn1539-3755en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/61148
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Faculty/Researcher Worksen_US
dc.relation.ispartofserialPhysical Review Een_US
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dc.rights.restrictionopenen_US
dc.subjectnuclear-fusionen_US
dc.subjectatomic clustersen_US
dc.subjectdrivenen_US
dc.subjectpulsesen_US
dc.subjectabsorptionen_US
dc.subjectemissionen_US
dc.titleOptimization of the neutron yield in fusion plasmas produced by Coulomb explosions of deuterium clusters irradiated by a petawatt laseren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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