Nuclear Reactions Studies in Laser-Plasmas at the forthcoming ELI-NP facilities
Authors: Lanzalone G., Muoio A., Altana C., Frassetto M., Malferrari L., Mascali D., Odorici F., Tudisco S., Gizzi LA., Labate L., Puglia SMR., Trifiro A.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali Del Sud, Via S. Sofia 62, Catania, 95123, Italy; Università Degli Studi di Enna Kore, Via delle Olimpiadi, Enna, 94100, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università Degli Studi di Catania, Via S. Sofia 64, Catania, 95123, Italy; Dipartimento di Scienze MIFT, Università Degli Studi di Messina, Viale F.S. D
Abstract: This work aim to prepare a program of studies on nuclear physics and astrophysics, which will be conducted at the new ELI-NP Laser facility, which actually is under construction in Bucharest, Romania. For the arguments treated, such activity has required also a multidisciplinary approach and knowledge in the fields of nuclear physics, astrophysics, laser and plasma physics join with also some competences on solid state physics related to the radiation detection. A part of this work has concerned to the experimental test, which have been performed in several laboratories and in order to study and increase the level of knowledge on the different parts of the project. In particular have been performed studies on the laser matter interaction at the ILIL laboratory of Pisa Italy and at the LENS laboratory in Catania, where (by using different experimental set-ups) has been investigated some key points concerning the production of the plasma stream. Test has been performed on several target configurations in terms of: composition, structure and size. All the work has been devoted to optimize the conditions of target in order to have the best performance on the production yields and on energies distribution of the inner plasma ions. A parallel activity has been performed in order to study the two main detectors, which will constitute the full detections system, which will be installed at the ELI-NP facility.
Conference title: International Workshop on Nuclear Reactions on Nucleons and Nuclei
KeyWords: ion-acceleration; reaction-rates; astrophysics; physics;