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Title A route to the brightest possible neutron source?
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Abstract We review the potential to develop sources for neutron scattering science and propose that a merger with the rapidly developing field of inertial fusion energy could provide a major step-change in performance. In stark contrast to developments in synchrotron and laser science, the past 40 years have seen only a factor of 10 increase in neutron source brightness. With the advent of thermonuclear ignition in the laboratory, coupled to innovative approaches in how this may be achieved, we calculate that a neutron source three orders of magnitude more powerful than any existing facility can be envisaged on a 20- to 30-year time scale. Such a leap in source power would transform neutron scattering science.
Organisation CCLRC , CLF
Keywords LASERS , FUSION ENERGY , IGNITION , GAIN , CLF 2006-2007
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article Science 315, no. 5815 (2007): 1092-1095. doi:10.1126/science.1127185 2007