Neutron production from a shell-confined carbon-deuterium plasma by 1.06 μm laser irradiation

Daido, Hiroyuki; Yamanaka, Masanobu; Mima, Kunioki; Nishihara, Katsunobu; Nakai, Sadao; Kitagawa, Yoneyoshi; Miura, Eisuke; Yamanaka, Chiyoe; Hasegawa, Akira
December 1987
Applied Physics Letters;12/28/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 26, p2195
Academic Journal
We demonstrate for the first time the production of more than 108 neutrons per shot from a carbon-deuterium plasma confined in a 100-μm-thick gold shell without an implosion using six beams from a GEKKO XII glass laser system at a laser wavelength of 1.06 μm. The equivalent neutron of the deuterium-tritium reaction is estimated to be 1010–1011.


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