A novel laser-collider used to produce monoenergetic 13.3 MeV 7Li (d, n) neutrons

  title={A novel laser-collider used to produce monoenergetic 13.3 MeV 7Li (d, n) neutrons},
  author={Jianzhou Zhao and Xiao-min Zhang and Dawei Yuan and Yucen Li and Dazhang Li and Yong Joo Rhee and Zhiying Zhang and Fangda Li and Baojun Zhu and Yan Li and Bingxing Han and C. Liu and Yong Xing Ma and Yi Feng Li and Ming-Jie Tao and Mingzhu Li and Xiaosheng Guo and Xuehui Huang and Shun-kai Fu and Jianqiang Zhu and Gang Zhao and Liming Chen and Xue Peng Zhang and Jiong Zhang},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Neutron energy is directly correlated with the energy of the incident ions in experiments involving laser-driven nuclear reactions. Using high-energy incident ions reduces the energy concentration of the generated neutrons. A novel "laser-collider" method was used at the Shenguang II laser facility to produce monoenergetic neutrons via (7)Li (d, n) nuclear reactions. The specially designed K-shaped target significantly increased the numbers of incident d and Li ions at the keV level. Ultimately… CONTINUE READING

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