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Applications of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration

1st Edition

Edited by Paul Bolton, Katia Parodi, Jörg Schreiber

CRC Press

388 pages | 166 B/W Illus.

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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

Chapter 1 ALPA Introduction

Paul R. Bolton, Katia Parodi and Jörg Schreiber

Chapter 2 Laser Wakefield Acceleration of Electrons

Victor Malka

Chapter 3 Dielectric Laser Acceleration of Electrons

R. Joel England and Peter Hommelhoff

Chapter 4 Laser-Accelerated Electrons as X-Ray/γ-Ray Sources

Stefan Karsch and Konstantin Khrennikov

Chapter 5 Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration

Andrea Macchi

Chapter 6 Neutron Generation

Markus Roth

Chapter 7 New Tools for Facing New Challenges in Radiation Chemistry

Uli Schmidhammer, Jun Ma and Mehran Mostafavi

Chapter 8 Application of Laser-Driven Beams for Radiobiological Experiments

Anna A. Friedl and Thomas E. Schmid

Chapter 9 Ultra-Fast Opacity in Transparent Dielectrics Induced by Picosecond Bursts of Laser-Driven Ions

Brendan Dromey

Chapter 10 Using Laser-Driven Ion Sources to Study Fast Radiobiological Processes

Naoya Shikazono, Kengo Moribayashi and Paul R. Bolton

Chapter 11 Laser-Driven Ion Beam Radiotherapy (LIBRT)

Wolfgang Enghardt, Jörg Pawelke and Jan J. Wilkens

Chapter 12 Charged Particle Radiography and Tomographic Imaging

Reinhard Schulte

Chapter 13 Radioisotope Production and Application

Luis Roso

Chapter 14 Space Radiation and Its Biological Effects

Günther Reitz and Christine E. Hellweg

Chapter 15 Space Irradiation Effects on Solar Cells

Takeshi Ohshima and Mitsuru Imaizumi

Chapter 16 Analogy of Laser-Driven Acceleration with Electric Arc Discharge Materials Modification

Kai Nordlund and Flyura Djurabekova

Chapter 17 Nuclear Reaction Analysis of Li-Ion Battery Electrodes by Laser-Accelerated Proton Beams

Kunioki Mima, Kazuhisa Fujita, Yoshiaki Kato, Shunsukei Inoue and Shuji Sakabe

Chapter 18 Possible Roles of Broad Energy Distribution in Ion Implantation and Pulsed Structure in Perturbed Angular Distribution Studies

Sanjeev K. Srivastava and Devesh K. Avasthi

Chapter 19 A Compact Proton Linac Neutron Source at RIKEN

Yoshie Otake

Chapter 20 Neutron Science with Highly Brilliant Beams

Peter Böni and Winfried Petry

Chapter 21 ‘Fission–Fusion’: Novel Laser-Driven Nuclear Reaction Mechanism

Peter G. Thirolf

Chapter 22 Nuclear Reactions in a Laser-Driven Plasma Environment

David Denis-Petit, Ken W.D. Ledingham, Paul McKenna, David Mascali, Salvatore Tudisco, Klaus M. Spohr and Medhi Tarisien

Chapter 23 Advances in Nondestructive Elemental Assaying Technologies

Robert J. Ledoux

Chapter 24 ALPA Conclusion

Paul R. Bolton, Katia Parodi and Jörg Schreiber

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Physics