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

Fritzler, S. and Malka, V. and Grillon, G. and Rousseau, J. P. and Burgy, F. and Lefebvre, E. and D'Humières, E. and McKenna, P. and Ledingham, K. W.D. (2003) Proton beams generated with high-intensity lasers : applications to medical isotope production. Applied Physics Letters, 83 (15). pp. 3039-3041. ISSN 0003-6951

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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.