Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Patent No.: US 6,909,764 B2


Maksimchuk et al.


A System is provided for generating high-energy particles and for inducing nuclear reactions. The System includes a laser and for emitting a laser beam, an irradiation target for receiving the laser beam and producing high-energy particles, and a Secondary target for receiving the high energy particles, thereby inducing a nuclear reaction. A method is also provided including producing a laser beam of high-intensity with an ultra-short pulse duration, irradiating the laser beam onto an irradiation target in order to ionize the irradiation target and produce a collimated beam of high energy particles, and colliding the collimated beam of high energy particles onto a Secondary target containing a nuclei, thereby inducing a nuclear reaction on the Secondary target.