Proton beams generated with high-intensity lasers: applications to medical isotope production

S. Fritzler, V. Malka, G. Grillon, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, E. Lefebvre, E. D'Humières, P. McKenna, K. W.D. Ledingham

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Abstract

The application of proton beams generated with high-intensity lasers to medical isotope production was discussed. The laser beams focused to intensities of 6×1019 W/cm2 with 6-μm-thin foil targets. The results showed that the positron-emission tomography isotope production scheme was comparable to using conventional accelerators.

LanguageEnglish
Pages3039-3041
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume83
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2003

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Fritzler, S. ; Malka, V. ; Grillon, G. ; Rousseau, J. P. ; Burgy, F. ; Lefebvre, E. ; D'Humières, E. ; McKenna, P. ; Ledingham, K. W.D. / Proton beams generated with high-intensity lasers : applications to medical isotope production. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 83, No. 15. pp. 3039-3041.
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Proton beams generated with high-intensity lasers : applications to medical isotope production. / Fritzler, S.; Malka, V.; Grillon, G.; Rousseau, J. P.; Burgy, F.; Lefebvre, E.; D'Humières, E.; McKenna, P.; Ledingham, K. W.D.

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Fritzler S, Malka V, Grillon G, Rousseau JP, Burgy F, Lefebvre E et al. Proton beams generated with high-intensity lasers: applications to medical isotope production. Applied Physics Letters. 2003 Oct 13;83(15):3039-3041. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1616661