EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 231, 20208th International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources (UCANS-8)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Compact Sources and Projects|
|Published online||11 March 2020|
Short-Pulse Laser-Driven Moderated Neutron Source
1 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
2 TU Darmstadt, D- 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 11 March 2020
Neutron production with laser-driven neutron sources was demonstrated. We outline the basics of laser-driven neutron sources, highlight some fundamental advantages, and quantitatively compare the neutron production at the TRIDENT laser sources with the well-established LANSCE pulsed neutron spallation source. Ongoing efforts by our team to continue development of these sources, in particular the LANSCE-ina-box instrument, are described. The promise of ultra-intense lasers as drivers for brilliant, compact, and highly efficient particle accelerators portends driving next-generation neutron sources, potentially replacing in some cases much larger conventional accelerators.
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