Efficient production and diagnostics of MeV proton beams from a cryogenic hydrogen ribbon

A. Velyhan*, L. Giuffrida, V. Scuderi, J. P. Perin, D. Chatain, S. Garcia, P. Bonnay, J. Dostal, J. Ullschmied, R. Dudzak, E. Krousky, J. Cykhardt, J. Prokupek, M. Pfeifer, M. Rosinski, J. Krasa, K. Brabcova, M. D. Napoli, T. Lastovicka, D. Margarone

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Abstract

A solid hydrogen thin ribbon, produced by the cryogenic system ELISE (Experiments on Laser Interaction with Solid hydrogEn) target delivery system, was experimentally used at the PALS kJ-laser facility to generate intense proton beams with energies in the MeV range. This sophisticated target system operating at cryogenic temperature (∼ 10 K) continuously producing a 62 μm thick target was combined with a 600 J sub-nanosecond laser pulse to generate a collimated proton stream. The accelerated proton beams were fully characterized by a number of diagnostics. High conversion efficiency of laser to energetic protons is of great interest for future potential applications in non-conventional proton therapy and fast ignition for inertial confinement fusion.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC06024
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Instrumentation and methods for time-of-flight (TOF) spectroscopy
  • Ion sources (positive ions, negative ions, electron cyclotron resonance (ECR), electron beam (EBIS))
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Particle tracking detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Velyhan, A., Giuffrida, L., Scuderi, V., Perin, J. P., Chatain, D., Garcia, S., Bonnay, P., Dostal, J., Ullschmied, J., Dudzak, R., Krousky, E., Cykhardt, J., Prokupek, J., Pfeifer, M., Rosinski, M., Krasa, J., Brabcova, K., Napoli, M. D., Lastovicka, T., & Margarone, D. (2017). Efficient production and diagnostics of MeV proton beams from a cryogenic hydrogen ribbon. Journal of Instrumentation, 12(6), [C06024]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/06/C06024