Detection of energetic ions emitted from laser-produced plasma by means of CR39 solid state nuclear track detectors

S. Cavallaro*, D. Margarone, L. Torrisi, L. Laska, J. Krasa, J. Ullschmied

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Abstract

The iodine laser PALS, operated at the fundamental and third harmonic frequencies (wavelengths 1315 and 438nm, respectively), was used to generate plasmas on various targets (Au,CF2, etc.). The investigation was performed at energies up to 400 and 250J for 1 and 3, respectively, in the 300 ps pulses. In these conditions several samples of solid state nuclear track detectors CR39 type, have been located at suitable geometrical positions to explore their capability to measure main parameters of ions emitted from the laser-produced plasmas. Track diameters and densities were observed on the uncovered detectors exposed to a lot of laser shots. Emitted ions in the energy range up to few tens of MeV, have been observed on the basis of ion collector TOF spectra. Track pattern results are shown and discussed in comparison with mentioned spectra and simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-379
Number of pages9
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Volume163
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Ion track
  • Laser-generated plasma
  • Nuclear track detector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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