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Fig. 5

From: Micro-scale fusion in dense relativistic nanowire array plasmas

Fig. 5

Neutron yield as a function of laser pulse energy on target. The dark blue squares are shots corresponding to a target with 200 nm diameter wires. All the other shots (light blue squares) are for targets consisting of 400 nm diameter wire arrays. Each point resulted from the average of four scintillator/PMT time of flight detector signals. The line shows the simulated energy dependence of the neutron yield calculated using deuteron energy distributions computed by the PIC model and nuclear kinetics. The inset extends the simulation to 3.5 J, where the green circles are computed values of the neutron yield