Forward ion acceleration and nuclear reactions on a table-top driven by a high-intensity laser

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

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The protons with the energy up to 10 MeV accelerated in the forward direction from the thin Mylar film by relativistically intense 10 TW, 400 fs laser pulse have been observed. When a deuterated polystyrene was deposited on the front surface of the film and a boron sample was placed behind the target the production of 105 atoms of positron active isotope 11C from the reaction 10B(d,n)11C have been measured. The activation results suggest that ions (protons and deuterons) were accelerated from the front surface of the target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventUltrafast Optics and Superstrong Laser Fields - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 26 2000Jun 30 2000



  • Activation technique
  • High-energy ions
  • High-intensity laser
  • Radioisotope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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