Nanostructured surfaces for nuclear astrophysics studies in laser-plasmas
1 INFN - LNS, Via S. Sofia 62, 95123 Catania, Italy
2 Univ. degli Studi di Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 95123 Catania, Italy
3 INFN- Sez. di Bologna, Viale B. Pichat, 6/2, 40127 Bologna, Italy
4 Dip. di Fisica e Astronomia, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna, V.le B. Pichat 6/2, 40127 Bologna, Italy
5 Univ. degli Studi di Enna “Kore”, Via delle Olimpiadi, 94100 Enna, Italy
Published online: 30 December 2017
The future availability of high-intensity laser facilities capable of delivering tens of petawatts of power (e.g. ELI-NP) into small volumes of matter at high repetition rates will give the unique opportunity to investigate nuclear reactions and fundamental interactions process under extreme plasma conditions . In this context, use of targets with nanostructured surfaces is giving promising indications to reproduce plasma conditions suitable for measurements of thermonuclear reactions rates, in the domain of nanosecond laser pulses.
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