Study of the 10B(a, n0)13N reaction for National Ignition Facility application

Published: September 2019 Wiescher

Lead Author(s): Q. Liu

The National Ignition Facility is capable of creating an environment that it is so hot and dense that it mimics the conditions at the hear of a star. However, the energy required is so great that it can only be sustained for a few nano-seconds. This presents a great challenage for measuring reactions under these conditions. One effectie method is the activation technique, which creates radioactive products that last for minutes or days. Learn more

Publication: Measurement of the 10B(α,n0)13N cross section for 2.2<Eα<4.9MeV and its application as a diagnostic at the National Ignition Facility