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Title: Laser induced neutron production by explosion of the deuterium clusters

The high energy deuterium ions serve as compact source of neutrons when fused with either deuterium or tritium atoms. In view of this, the explosion of the deuterium clusters under the influence of the laser pulse with intensity ranging from 10{sup 15} to 10{sup 19} W/cm{sup 2} is being studied along with the effect of the cluster radius and inter-cluster distance. The objective of this article is to study the efficiency of the deuterium cluster as a compact source of neutrons under various laser and cluster parameters. It is being observed that the cluster density (number of clusters per unit volume) is quite important to gain high neutron yield.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani 333 031 (India)
  2. Theoretical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252188
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ATOMS; DEUTERIUM; DEUTERIUM IONS; DISTANCE; LASERS; NEUTRONS; TRITIUM