Fast-electron self-collimation in a plasma density gradient

X. H. Yang, M. Borghesi, A. P. L. Robinson

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Abstract

A theoretical and numerical study of fast electron transport in solid and compressed fast ignition relevant targets is presented. The principal aim of the study is to assess how localized increases in the target density (e. g., by engineering of the density profile) can enhance magnetic field generation and thus pinching of the fast electron beam through reducing the rate of temperature rise. The extent to which this might benefit fast ignition is discussed. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4729322]

Original languageEnglish
Article number062702
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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