FUSION
FUsion StudIes of prOton boron Neutronless reaction in laser-generated plasma

An INFN and ENEA project for the study of the proton-11Boron reaction for energy and medical applications

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FUSION aims

The FUSION project aims at realising a new generation of solid targets, allowing for a more efficient in-plasma p11B fusion reactions, to design new approaches and realize optimized detectors designed for a more accurate measure of the reaction products, to estimate alpha and proton cross-sections in the plasma environment to better understand the involved physics processes and, finally, to carry out a new class of in-plasma p11B fusion experiments based on nanosecond and femtosecond high repetition rate laser system. In FUSION, innovative targets will be developed (WP3) and simulated (WP4); new dedicated diagnostic systems will be realized (WP5) while specific measurements of conventional proton beams interactions with Boron plasma state will be carried out to better understand the whole process (WP2). Three experimental campaigns dedicated to the study of the p11B reaction in plasma with the developed targets and employing the implemented diagnostic will be coordinated by the WP1. A better understanding of the p11B reaction and its optimisation, in terms of alpha yield maximization, also with the new generation of high-repetition-rate laser systems, are the main goals of FUSION project.

More details on the FUSION project can be found in the project proposal.
 

FUSION working groups and responsibilities

Principal Investigator (INFN)
Dr G A Pablo Cirrone (INFN-LNS)
Principal Investigator (ENEA) Dr Fabrizio Consoli (ENEA and INFN-RM2)
 


Working package Responsibles
WP 1
Laser-triggered p-11B reaction and coordination
Dr G A Pablo Cirrone (INFN-LNS)
Dr Fabrizio Consoli (ENEA and INFN-RM2)
WP 2
Study of the reaction with conventional beams
Dr Salvo Tudisco (INFN-LNS)
Dr Gabriele Pasquali (INFN-FI)
WP 3
Targets development
Dr Antonio Picciotto (FBK and INFN-TIFPA )
Prof Salvo Mirabella (UNICT and INFN-CT)
WP 4
Plasma and radiation diagnostic
Prof Claudio Verona (UNITV and INFN-RM2)
Dr Massimiliano Scisciò (ENEA and INFN-RM2)
 



INFN Unit
Local Responsible
Institution WPs involvment
INFN-Bologna
Dr Fabrizio Odorici
INFN
WP2, WP4
INFN-Catania
Prof Antonio Trifirò
University of Messina
WP2, WP3, WP4
INFN-Florence
Prof Gabriele Pasquali
University of Florence
WP2, WP4
INFN-Lecce
Prof Rosaria Rinaldi
 University of Salento
WP3
INFN-LNGS
Prof Libero Palladino
Univeristy of l'Aquila
WP2, WP4
INFN-LNS
Dr Giacomo Cuttone
INFN
WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4
INFN-Milano
Dr Davide Bortot
Milan Polytechnic
WP3, WP4
INFN-Roma 2
Prof Claudio Verona
University of Tor Vergata
WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4
INFN-TIFPA
Dr Antonio Picciotto
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento, I)
WP, WP3
INFN-Torino
DrRaffaella Testoni
Turin Polytechnic
WP2
 





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