The first book of its kind to highlight the unique capabilities of laser-driven acceleration and its diverse potential, Applications of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration presents the basic understanding of acceleration concepts and envisioned prospects for selected applications. As the main focus, this new book explores exciting and diverse application possibilities, with emphasis on those uniquely enabled by the laser driver that can also be meaningful and realistic for potential users. It also emphasises distinction, in the accelerator context, between laser-driven accelerated particle sources and the integrated laser-driven particle accelerator system (all-optical and hybrid versions).
A key aim of the book is to inform multiple, interdisciplinary research communities of the new possibilities available and to inspire them to engage with laser-driven acceleration, further motivating and advancing this developing field. Material is presented in a thorough yet accessible manner, making it a valuable reference text for general scientific and engineering researchers who are not necessarily subject matter experts.
Applications of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration is edited by Professors Paul R. Bolton, Katia Parodi, and Jörg Schreiber from the Department of Medical Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in München, Germany.
- Reviews the current understanding and state-of-the-art capabilities of laser-driven particle acceleration and associated energetic photon and neutron generation
- Presents the intrinsically unique features of laser-driven acceleration and particle bunch yields
- Edited by internationally renowned researchers, with chapter contributions from global experts
Table of Contents
1. ALPA Introduction 2. Laser Wakefield Acceleration of Electrons 3. Dielectric Laser Acceleration of Electrons 4. Laser-Accelerated Electrons as X-Ray/γ-Ray Sources 5. Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration 6. Neutron Generation 7. New Tools for Facing New Challenges in Radiation Chemistry 8. Application of Laser-Driven Beams for Radiobiological Experiments 9. Ultra-Fast Opacity in Transparent Dielectrics Induced by Picosecond Bursts of Laser-Driven Ions 10. Using Laser-Driven Ion Sources to Study Fast Radiobiological Processes 11. Laser-Driven Ion Beam Radiotherapy (LIBRT) 12. Charged Particle Radiography and Tomographic Imaging 13. Radioisotope Production and Application 14. Space Radiation and Its Biological Effects 15. Space Irradiation Effects on Solar Cells 16. Analogy of Laser-Driven Acceleration with Electric Arc Discharge Materials Modification 17. Nuclear Reaction Analysis of Li-Ion Battery Electrodes by Laser-Accelerated Proton Beams 18. Possible Roles of Broad Energy Distribution in Ion Implantation and Pulsed Structure in Perturbed Angular Distribution Studies 19. A Compact Proton Linac Neutron Source at RIKEN 20. Neutron Science with Highly Brilliant Beams 21. ‘Fission–Fusion’: Novel Laser-Driven Nuclear Reaction Mechanism 22. Nuclear Reactions in a Laser-Driven Plasma Environment 23. Advances in Nondestructive Elemental Assaying Technologies 24. ALPA Conclusion
Paul Bolton is a Guest Professor in the Department of Medical Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in München, Germany.
Katia Parodi is a Professor and Chair of Medical Physics in the Department of Medical Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in München, Germany.
Jörg Schreiber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in München, Germany.