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Research Interests

Professor Borghesi’s research interests lie in the area of intense laser-plasma interactions, with particular expertise in laser-driven acceleration of ion beams. He is involved in the development of innovative acceleration schemes as well as the application of laser-driven proton beams to plasma radiography (e.g. for laboratory astrophysics studies) and in the biomedical field.

Most of his research is carried out at large national facilities (e.g. Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) and is funded by large projects supported by EPSRC.

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Research Output

A miniature thermal neutron source using high power lasers: Applied Physics Letters

Mirfayzi, S. R., Ahmed, H., Doria, D., Alejo, A., Ansell, S., Clarke, R. J., Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B., Hadjisolomou, P., Heathcote, R., Hodge, T., Martin, P., Raspino, D., Schooneveld, E., McKenna, P., Rhodes, N. J., Neely, D., Borghesi, M. & Kar, S., 01 May 2020, In : Applied Physics Letters. 116, 17

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    Characteristics of ion beams generated in the interaction of ultra-short laser pulses with ultra-thin foils

    McIlvenny, A., Ahmed, H., Scullion, C., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Martin, P., Naughton, K., Sgattoni, A., Symes, D. R., Macchi, A., McKenna, P., Zepf, M., Kar, S. & Borghesi, M., 30 Mar 2020, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 62, 5, 8 p., 054001.

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    Absolute calibration of microchannel plate detector for carbon ions up to 250 MeV

    McIlvenny, A., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Ahmed, H., Martin, P., Williamson, S. D. R., Ditter, E. J., Ettlinger, O. C., Hicks, G., Mckenna, P., Najmudin, Z., Neely, D., Kar, S. & Borghesi, M., 05 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 14, C04002.

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    A new energy spectrum reconstruction method for time-of-flight diagnostics of high-energy laser-driven protons

    Milluzzo, G., Scuderi, V., Alejo, A., Amico, A. G., Booth, N., Borghesi, M., Cirrone, G. A. P., Cuttone, G., Doria, D., Green, J., Kar, S., Korn, G., Larosa, G., Leanza, R., Margarone, D., Martin, P., McKenna, P., Petringa, G., Pipek, J., Romagnani, L. & 3 others, Romano, F., Russo, A. & Schillaci, F., 12 Aug 2019, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 90, 8, 7 p., 083303.

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    Control of fast electron propagation in foam target by high-Z doping

    Xu, H., Yang, X. H., Liu, J. & Borghesi, M., 01 Feb 2019, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 61, 2, 9 p., 025010.

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    Datasets

    A miniature thermal neutron source using high power lasers

    Mirfayzi, S. R. (Contributor), Ahmed, H. (Contributor), Doria, D. (Contributor), Alejo, A. (Contributor), Ansell, S. (Contributor), Clarke, R. J. (Contributor), Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B. (Contributor), Hadjisolomou, P. (Contributor), Heathcote, R. (Contributor), Hodge, T. (Contributor), Martin, P. (Contributor), Raspino, D. (Contributor), Schooneveld, E. (Contributor), McKenna, P. (Contributor), Rhodes, N. J. (Contributor), Neely, D. (Contributor), Borghesi, M. (Contributor) & Kar, S. (Creator), American Institute of Physics, 2020

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    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

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    Experimental demonstration of a compact epithermal neutron source based on a high power laser

    Mirfayzi, S. R. (Contributor), Alejo, A. (Contributor), Ahmed, H. (Contributor), Raspino, D. (Contributor), Ansell, S. (Contributor), Wilson, L. A. (Contributor), Armstrong, C. (Contributor), Butler, N. M. H. (Contributor), Higginson, A. (Contributor), Kellerher, J. (Contributor), Murphy, C. (Contributor), Notley, M. (Contributor), Rusby, D. R. (Contributor), Schooneveld, E. (Contributor), Borghesi, M. (Contributor), McKenna, P. (Contributor), Rhodes, N. J. (Contributor), Neely, D. (Contributor), Brenner, C. M. (Contributor) & Kar, S. (Creator), American Institute of Physics, 2017

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    High flux, beamed neutron sources employing deuteron-rich ion beams from D2O-ice layered targets

    Alejo, A. (Contributor), Krygier, A. G. (Creator), Ahmed, H. (Contributor), Morrison, J. T. (Contributor), Clarke, R. J. (Contributor), Fuchs, J. (Contributor), Green, J. (Contributor), Green, J. S. (Contributor), Jung, D. (Contributor), Kleinschmidt, A. (Contributor), Najmudin, Z. (Contributor), Nakamura, H. (Contributor), Norreys, P. (Contributor), Notely, M. (Contributor), Oliver, M. (Contributor), Roth, M. (Contributor), Vassura, L. (Contributor), Zepf, M. (Contributor), Borghesi, M. (Contributor), Freeman, R. R. (Contributor) & Kar, S. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2017

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    Proton probing of laser-driven EM pulses travelling in helical coils

    Ahmed, H. (Contributor), Kar, S. (Creator), Giesecke, A. L. (Contributor), Doria, D. (Contributor), Nersisyan, G. (Contributor), Willi, O. (Contributor), Lewis, C. L. S. (Contributor) & Borghesi, M. (Contributor), Queen's University Belfast, 01 Jan 2017

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    Prizes

    Activities

    External examiner for a PhD thesis at York University

    Marco Borghesi (Examiner)

    09 Jan 2020

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    ICEL 2019 (International Conference on Extreme Light)

    Marco Borghesi (Member of scientific committee)

    Apr 2019Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    External expert for projects' evaluation by STFC Project Peer Review Panel

    Marco Borghesi (Advisor)

    Feb 2019Sep 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

    Member of selection committee for INFN Young Investigators grants

    Marco Borghesi (Reviewer)

    03 Oct 201920 Nov 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

    Invited talk at SPIE Optics+Optoelectronics Conference 2019

    Marco Borghesi (Invited speaker)

    01 Apr 201904 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Thesis

    Heating of solid matter via laser generated electrons

    Author: Garland, R., Dec 2018

    Supervisor: Borghesi, M. (Supervisor), Kar, S. (Supervisor) & Robinson, A. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Laser-Driven Acceleration of Ions: Biological Effects at Ultra-High Dose Rates

    Author: Gwynne, D., Jul 2018

    Supervisor: Borghesi, M. (Supervisor) & Prise, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Schemes of ion acceleration employing high energy, petawatt laser pulses

    Author: Martin, P., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Borghesi, M. (Supervisor) & Kar, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Weakly Collisional Electrostatic Simulations for Laboratory Astrophysics Applications

    Author: McGinn, P., Jul 2020

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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