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Laser-Driven Neutrons for Detection of Clandestine Nuclear Material

Caption: A burst of laser energy 50 times greater than the worldwide output of electrical power slams into an extremely thin foil target to produce neutrons at Los Alamos National Laboratory's TRIDENT laser facility during a recent experiment, which proved that laser-driven neutrons can be used to detect and interdict smuggled nuclear materials.

Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory

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