Diamond detectors for characterization of laser-generated plasma

D. Margarone*, L. Torrisi, S. Cavallaro, E. Milani, G. Verona-Rinati, M. Marinelli, C. Tuvé, L. Láska, J. Krasa, M. Pfeifer, E. Krousky, J. Ullshmied, L. Ryc, A. Mangione, A. M. Mezzasalma

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Diamond monocrystalline detectors were used to characterize radiation and particle emission from laser-generated plasma obtained at Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) and Plasma Asterix Laser Systems (PALS) laboratories by using a high power pulsed laser intensity of 1010W/cm2 and 1016W/cm2, respectively. Al, Ta, Au and CF2 plasmas were obtained in different irradiation conditions. Diamond detectors permitted to measure UV, X-rays, electrons and ions. Time-of-flight technique was employed to separate in time the different contributions. Results indicate that this detector has some advantages with respect to the others, such as the high energy gap, the high energy resolution, the low background current and the possibility to detect simultaneously photons, electrons and ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-470
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The support of V National Committee of INFN through the PLATONE experiment is acknowledged. Authors thank Mr. C. Marchetta and Mr. E. Costa of INFN-LNS of Catania for the technical support given to this work.

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


  • Diamond
  • Laser-generated plasma
  • Time-of-flight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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