Generation of Mie size microdroplet aerosols with applications in laser-driven fusion experiments

A.P. Higginbotham, O. Semonin, S. Bruce, C. Chan, M. Maindi, T. Donnelly, M. Maurer, W. Bang, I.. Churina, J. Osterholz, I. Kim, A. Bernstein, T. Ditmire, Review of Scientific Instruments 80 (2009).


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Higginbotham, Andrew PIST Austria ; Semonin, Octavi; Bruce, S; Chan, C; Maindi, M; Donnelly, Tom; Maurer, M; Bang, Woosuk; Churina, I.V; Osterholz, Jens; Kim, I; Bernstein, Aaron
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Abstract
We have developed a tunable source of Mie scale microdroplet aerosols that can be used for the generation of energetic ions. To demonstrate this potential, a terawatt Ti: Al2 O3 laser focused to 2×10 19 W/cm2 was used to irradiate heavy water (D2 O) aerosols composed of micron-scale droplets. Energetic deuterium ions, which were generated in the laser-droplet interaction, produced deuterium-deuterium fusion with approximately 2×10^3 fusion neutrons measured per joule of incident laser energy.
Publishing Year
Date Published
2009-06-25
Journal Title
Review of Scientific Instruments
Acknowledgement
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. PHY-0456898, PHY-0757989, and PHY-0456870 and the National Nuclear Security Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC52-03NA00156. Acknowledgment is made to the Donors of the Petroleum Research Fund administered by the American Chemical Society for partial support of this research.
Volume
80
Issue
6
Article Number
063503
IST-REx-ID
88

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Higginbotham AP, Semonin O, Bruce S, et al. Generation of Mie size microdroplet aerosols with applications in laser-driven fusion experiments. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2009;80(6). doi:10.1063/1.3155302
Higginbotham, A. P., Semonin, O., Bruce, S., Chan, C., Maindi, M., Donnelly, T., … Ditmire, T. (2009). Generation of Mie size microdroplet aerosols with applications in laser-driven fusion experiments. Review of Scientific Instruments, 80(6). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3155302
Higginbotham, Andrew P, Octavi Semonin, S Bruce, C Chan, M Maindi, Tom Donnelly, M Maurer, et al. “Generation of Mie Size Microdroplet Aerosols with Applications in Laser-Driven Fusion Experiments.” Review of Scientific Instruments 80, no. 6 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3155302.
A. P. Higginbotham et al., “Generation of Mie size microdroplet aerosols with applications in laser-driven fusion experiments,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 80, no. 6, 2009.
Higginbotham AP, Semonin O, Bruce S, Chan C, Maindi M, Donnelly T, Maurer M, Bang W, Churina I., Osterholz J, Kim I, Bernstein A, Ditmire T. 2009. Generation of Mie size microdroplet aerosols with applications in laser-driven fusion experiments. Review of Scientific Instruments. 80(6), 063503.
Higginbotham, Andrew P., et al. “Generation of Mie Size Microdroplet Aerosols with Applications in Laser-Driven Fusion Experiments.” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 80, no. 6, 063503, American Institute of Physics, 2009, doi:10.1063/1.3155302.
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