Lasers and Nuclei: Applications of Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers in Nuclear Science / Edition 1

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Lasers and Nuclei describes the generation of high-energy-particle radiation with high- intensity lasers and their application to nuclear science. A fundamental introduction into laser matter interaction at high fields is complemented by detailled presentations of state of the art laser particle acceleration and elementary laser nuclear experiments. Future applications of laser in nuclear science like in nuclear astrophysics, isotope generation, nuclear fuel physics or proton and neutron imaging are discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540302711
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Series, #694
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Fundamentals and Equipment.- The Nuclear Era of Laser Interactions: New Milestones in the History of Power Compression.- High-Intensity Laser–Matter Interaction.- Laser-Triggered Nuclear Reactions.- POLARIS: An All Diode-Pumped Ultrahigh Peak Power Laser for High Repetition Rates.- The Megajoule Laser – A High-Energy-Density Physics Facility.- Sources.- Electron and Proton Beams Produced by Ultrashort Laser Pulses.- Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration and Nuclear Activation.- Pulsed Neutron Sources with Tabletop Laser-Accelerated Protons.- Transmutation.- Laser Transmutation of Nuclear Materials.- High-brightness—-Ray Generation for Nuclear Transmutation.- Potential Role of Lasers for Sustainable Fission Energy Production and Transmutation of Nuclear Waste.- High-Power Laser Production of PET Isotopes.- Nuclear Science.- Nuclear Physics with High-Intensity Lasers.- Nuclear Physics with Laser Compton—-Rays.- Status of Neutron Imaging.

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