New scheme to produce aneutronic fusion reactions by laser-accelerated ions

C. Baccou, S. Depierreux, V. Yahia, C. Neuville, C. Goyon, R. De Angelis, F. Consoli, J. E. Ducret, G. Boutoux, Johann Rafelski, C. Labaune

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Abstract

The development of high-intensity lasers has opened the field of nuclear reactions initiated by laser-accelerated particles. One possible application is the production of aneutronic fusion reactions for clean fusion energy production. We propose an innovative scheme based on the use of two targets and present the first results obtained with the ELFIE facility (at the LULI Laboratory) for the proton-boron-11 (p-11B) fusion reaction. A proton beam, accelerated by the Target Normal Sheat Acceleration mechanism using a short laser pulse (12 J, 350 fs, 1.056 m, 1019 W cm-2), is sent onto a boron target to initiate fusion reactions. The number of reactions is measured with particle diagnostics such as CR39 track-detectors, active nuclear diagnostic, Thomson Parabola, magnetic spectrometer, and time-of-flight detectors that collect the fusion products: the α-particles. Our experiment shows promising results for this scheme. In the present paper, we discuss its principle and advantages compared with another scheme that uses a single target and heating mechanisms directly with photons to initiate the same p-11B fusion reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2014

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Keywords

  • Aneutronic reactions
  • Laser-accelerated ions
  • Particle diagnostics
  • Proton-boron fusion reaction
  • Target normal sheath acceleration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Baccou, C., Depierreux, S., Yahia, V., Neuville, C., Goyon, C., De Angelis, R., ... Labaune, C. (2014). New scheme to produce aneutronic fusion reactions by laser-accelerated ions. Laser and Particle Beams, 33(1), 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034615000178

New scheme to produce aneutronic fusion reactions by laser-accelerated ions. / Baccou, C.; Depierreux, S.; Yahia, V.; Neuville, C.; Goyon, C.; De Angelis, R.; Consoli, F.; Ducret, J. E.; Boutoux, G.; Rafelski, Johann; Labaune, C.

In: Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 33, No. 1, 10.10.2014, p. 117-122.

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Baccou, C, Depierreux, S, Yahia, V, Neuville, C, Goyon, C, De Angelis, R, Consoli, F, Ducret, JE, Boutoux, G, Rafelski, J & Labaune, C 2014, 'New scheme to produce aneutronic fusion reactions by laser-accelerated ions', Laser and Particle Beams, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034615000178
Baccou C, Depierreux S, Yahia V, Neuville C, Goyon C, De Angelis R et al. New scheme to produce aneutronic fusion reactions by laser-accelerated ions. Laser and Particle Beams. 2014 Oct 10;33(1):117-122. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034615000178
Baccou, C. ; Depierreux, S. ; Yahia, V. ; Neuville, C. ; Goyon, C. ; De Angelis, R. ; Consoli, F. ; Ducret, J. E. ; Boutoux, G. ; Rafelski, Johann ; Labaune, C. / New scheme to produce aneutronic fusion reactions by laser-accelerated ions. In: Laser and Particle Beams. 2014 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 117-122.
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