Laser-induced change in nuclear reaction rate: 6Li(±̂>,)10B

D. E. Murnick, E. G. Myers, M. M. Lowry, Frank Calaprice

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Abstract

Laser-polarized lithium vapor with density 1014 cm-2 in a differentially pumped cell was developed and used as a target in the nuclear fusion reaction (±̂>6,) 10B. A large change (25%) in reaction cross section relative to an unpolarized target was observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1088-1091
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume59
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Murnick, D. E., Myers, E. G., Lowry, M. M., & Calaprice, F. (1987). Laser-induced change in nuclear reaction rate: 6Li(±̂>,)10B. Physical review letters, 59(10), 1088-1091. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.1088