The next seminar on Thu 18/5 at 15:00 CET, organised by COST Action PROBONO and HB11 Energy will be given by Dieter H.H. Hoffmann on the topic "Recent Results on Proton-11Boron Reaction obtained in Accelerator and Laser-Plasma Experiments"
Recent Results on Proton-11Boron Reaction obtained in Accelerator and Laser-Plasma Experiments
on behalf of XJTU group
Head of Department: Professor Yongtao Zhao
and ENN Research, Langfang: PI Martin Peng, Liu Bing
reaction is investigated using conventional accelerator beams and intense laser generated proton beams. Accelerator facilities used were at the Institute of applied Nuclear Physics (SINAP, Shanghai) and the 320 kV high voltage platform at the Institute of modern Physics in Lanzhou. There are different reaction channels, but in no case three alpha particles are emitted with each 2.7MeV energy. In the experiments at IMP Lanzhou we also used hydrogen doped boron targets and the alpha yield in this case is increased by approximately 30%. In experiments with intense proton beams at the Laser Fusion Research Center in Mianyang we observed up to 1010/sr/ alpha particles per laser-shot. This presently constitutes the highest yield normalized to the laser energy on target and opens a pathway to p11B fusion energy.