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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3039-3041
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume83
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2003

Keywords

  • proton beams
  • high intensity light
  • isotopes
  • laser beam effects
  • laser beams
  • particle accelerators
  • positron emission tomography
  • high-intensity lasers

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