Low-energy nuclear transitions in subrelativistic laser-generated plasmas
Laser and Particle Beams, Volume: 26, Issue: 2, Pages: 249-257, doi: 10.1017/S0263034608000293
The aim of the reported research is to contribute to investigation of new processes and methods interlinking nuclear and laser-plasma physics. With respect to requirements of nuclear experiments at medium-size high-power lasers, the selection of proper candidates for studying the excitation and decay of low-lying nuclear states is reviewed. An experimental approach to the identification of low-energy nuclear transitions is discussed, simple estimates of the Ta-181 excitation yield in the laser-generated plasma provide a theoretical basis for planning future work. First tests and results of the experiments at the laser facility PALS are presented.
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Z. Vykydal, "Low-energy nuclear transitions in subrelativistic laser-generated plasmas", Laser and Particle Beams, Volume: 26, Issue: 2, Pages: 249-257, doi: 10.1017/S0263034608000293 (2008)