Near 10 MeV ion acceleration in the forward direction and isotope production with a high-intensity laser

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

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High energy protons with the energy up to 10 MeV were accelerated in the forward direction using a tabletop laser with focusing intensity of 6×1018 W/cm2. When a deuterated polystyrene was deposited on a front surface of a Mylar film and a boron sample was placed behind the laser target we observed the production of ∼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 laser target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 12 2000Jun 16 2000



  • Accelerator
  • Ion
  • Isotope
  • Nuclear fusion and laser
  • Short pulse

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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