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PhD projects

I am open to supervising PhD projects in the following areas: 1. Laser physics 2. Plasma physics 3. Laser-driven particle acceleration and applications 4. High-field physics and non-linear Quantum Electrodynamics (experimental only) 5. x-ray and gamma-ray physics 6. laboratory astrophysics (plasmas)

20082020

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Personal profile

Research Statement

My research interests are focussed on high-intensity laser-matter interactions with particular attention to particle acceleration and laboratory astrophysics. More details can be found at my personal website: www.gianlucasarri.com

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Projects

Research Output

An investigation of the L-shell x-ray conversion efficiency for laser-irradiated tin foils

Bailie, D., Hyland, C., Singh, R. L., White, S., Sarri, G., Keenan, F. P., Riley, D., Rose, S. J., Hill, E. G., Wang, F., Yuan, D., Zhao, G., Wei, H., Han, B., Zhu, B., Zhu, J. & Yang, P., 13 Jan 2020, In : Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 22, 4, 7 p., 045201.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Non-invasive characterisation of a laser-driven positron beam

    Alejo, A., Samarin, G. J., Warwick, R., McCluskey, C., Cantono, G., Ceccotti, T., Dobosz Dufrénoy, S., Monot, P. & Sarri, G., 20 Apr 2020, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 62, 5, 7 p., 055013.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    EuPRAXIA - A compact, cost-efficient particle and radiation source

    Weikum, M. K., Akhter, T., Alesini, P. D., Alexandrova, A. S., Anania, M. P., Andreev, N. E., Andriyash, I., Aschikhin, A., Assmann, R. W., Audet, T., Bacci, A., Barna, I. F., Beaton, A., Beck, A., Beluze, A., Bernhard, A., Bielawski, S., Bisesto, F. G., Brandi, F., Bringer, O. & 152 others, Brinkmann, R., Bründermann, E., Büscher, M., Bussmann, M., Bussolino, G. C., Chance, A., Chanteloup, J. C., Chen, M., Chiadroni, E., Cianchi, A., Clarke, J., Cole, J., Couprie, M. E., Croia, M., Cros, B., Crump, P., Dattoli, G., Delerue, N., Delferriere, O., Delinikolas, P., De Nicola, S., Dias, J., Dorda, U., Fedele, R., Pousa, A. F., Ferrario, M., Filippi, F., Fils, J., Fiore, G., Fonseca, R. A., Galimberti, M., Gallo, A., Garzella, D., Gastinel, P., Giove, D., Giribono, A., Gizzi, L. A., Grüner, F. J., Habib, A. F., Heinemann, T., Hidding, B., Holzer, B. J., Hooker, S. M., Hosokai, T., Hübner, M., Irman, A., Jafarinia, F., Jaroszynski, D. A., Jaster-Merz, S., Joshi, C., Kaluza, M. C., Kando, M., Karger, O. S., Karsch, S., Khazanov, E., Khikhlukha, D., Knetsch, A., Kocon, D., Koester, P., Kononenko, O., Korn, G., Kostyukov, I., Kruchinin, K., Labate, L., Lechner, C., Leemans, W. P., Lehrach, A., Li, F. Y., Li, X., Libov, V., Lifschitz, A., Litvinenko, V., Lu, W., Lundh, O., Maier, A. R., Malka, V., Manahan, G. G., Mangles, S. P. D., Marchetti, B., Marocchino, A., De La Ossa, A. M., Martins, J. L., Mason, P., Massimo, F., Mathieu, F., Maynard, G., Mazzotta, Z., Mehrling, T. J., Molodozhentsev, A. Y., Mostacci, A., Müller, A. S., Murphy, C. D., Najmudin, Z., Nghiem, P. A. P., Nguyen, F., Niknejadi, P., Osterhoff, J., Papadopoulos, D., Patrizi, B., Petrillo, V., Pocsai, M. A., Poder, K., Pompili, R., Pribyl, L., Pugacheva, D., Romeo, S., Rajeev, P. P., Conti, M. R., Rossi, A. R., Rossmanith, R., Roussel, E., Sahai, A. A., Sarri, G., Schaper, L., Scherkl, P., Schramm, U., Schroeder, C. B., Schwindling, J., Scifo, J., Serafini, L., Sheng, Z. M., Silva, L. O., Silva, T., Simon, C., Sinha, U., Specka, A., Streeter, M. J. V., Svystun, E. N., Symes, D., Szwaj, C., Tauscher, G., Terzani, D., Thompson, N., Toci, G., Tomassini, P., Torres, R., Ullmann, D., Vaccarezza, C., Vannini, M., Vieira, J. M., Villa, F., Wahlström, C. G., Walczak, R., Walker, P. A., Wang, K., Welsch, C. P., Wolfenden, J., Xia, G., Yabashi, M., Yu, L., Zhu, J. & Zigler, A., 02 Oct 2019, 25th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, CAARI 2018. American Institute of Physics Inc., Vol. 2160. 9 p. 040012. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 2160).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Laser-driven high-quality positron sources as possible injectors for plasma-based accelerators

    Alejo, A., Walczak, R. & Sarri, G., 27 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 10 p., 5279.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    119 Downloads (Pure)

    Datasets

    EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATION OF THIN-SHELL INSTABILITY IN A COLLISION-LESS PLASMA

    Ahmed, H. (Creator), Doria, D. (Contributor), Dieckmann, M. (Contributor), Sarri, G. (Contributor), Romagnani, L. (Contributor), Bret, A. (Contributor), Cerchez, M. (Contributor), Giesecke, A. L. (Contributor), Ianni, E. (Contributor), Kar, S. (Contributor), Notley, M. (Contributor), Prasad, R. (Contributor), Quinn, K. (Contributor), Willi, O. (Contributor) & Borghesi, M. (Owner), Queen's University Belfast, 2017

    Dataset

    Generation of high contrast and high spatial quality idler from a low-gain optical parametric amplifier

    Borghesi, M. (Creator), Sharba, A. (Creator), Nersisyan, G. (Contributor), Zepf, M. (Creator), Sarri, G. (Owner), Smith, R. A. (Contributor) & Stuart, H. N. (Contributor), Queen's University Belfast, 2016

    Dataset

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    Dataset for Nanoscale Hybrid Coating Enables Multifunctional Tissue Scaffold for Potential Multimodal Therapeutic Applications

    Guo, Z. (Creator), Jiang, N. (Creator), Moore, J. (Creator), McCoy, C. (Creator), Ziminska, M. (Creator), Rafferty, C. (Creator), Sarri, G. (Creator), Hamilton, A. (Creator), Li, Y. (Creator), Zhang, L. (Creator), Zhu, S. (Creator) & Sun, D. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2019

    Dataset

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    Prizes

    Outstanding referee for the New Journal of Physics

    Sarri, Gianluca (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: National/international honour

    Testing non-linear quantum electron dynamics with ultra-high intensity lasers

    Sarri, Gianluca (Recipient), 01 Oct 2011

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (Journal)

    Gianluca Sarri (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Entropy (Journal)

    Gianluca Sarri (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Laser driven positron sources for the next generation of colliders

    Gianluca Sarri (Advisor)

    2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    EuPRAXIA- 3rd Collaboration Week and Symposium

    Gianluca Sarri (Advisor)

    04 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Reviewer for the Italian Funding body: CINECA (Event)

    Gianluca Sarri (Advisor)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Press / Media

    Viewpoint in APS physics.org

    Gianluca Sarri

    08/03/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    gamma-ray bursts: Daily Mail

    Gianluca Sarri

    15/02/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    gamma-ray bursts: the Conversation

    Gianluca Sarri

    15/02/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    BBC article

    Gianluca Sarri

    07/02/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    How a fiery matter antimatter union may lead to limitless energy

    Gianluca Sarri

    17/11/2017

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Thesis

    Experimental Studies of Radiation Reaction and Photon-Photon Collisions in Ultrahigh Intensity Regimes

    Author: Marrero Samarin, G., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Sarri, G. (Supervisor) & Zepf, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Generation of ultra-bright MeV gamma-ray beams from intense laser-matter interactions

    Author: Corvan, D., Feb 2017

    Supervisor: Sarri, G. (Supervisor) & Zepf, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    High Energy Laser Driven Electron Acceleration

    Author: Martin, P., Mar 2015

    Supervisor: Sarri, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters

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    Laser Wakefield Accelerator Simulations Using EPOCH

    Author: O'Neill, A., 2017

    Supervisor: Sarri, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters

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    Novel Schemes for the Collimation of Neutral Electron-Positron Beams

    Author: Bailie, D., Feb 2016

    Supervisor: Sarri, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters

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