Nuclear Photonics

by Ishay Pomerantz

Tel Aviv University
at Physics Colloquium

Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 15:15
Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology (51), room 015


High power lasers have been promoted for decades for research aiming at two important applications: The compression and heating of nuclear fusion fuel, and the realization of compact particle accelerators.

The pursuit for realizing these applications has brought high power lasers to university-scale laboratories, and led to discoveries about the nature of light-matter interaction in an intensity regime never reached before.

I will overview this field of research, now known as Nuclear Photonics, and specifically tell on the interaction of relativistic light with wavelength-scale objects, on the role of the atomic number in coupling relativistic laser pulses to MeV particles, and on tests of QED in the non-linear regime.

*** Refreshments will be served from 15:00 ***

Created on 30-11-2022 by Kats, Yevgeny (katsye)
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