Laser-ion accelerators: State-of-the-art and scaling laws

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A significant amount of experimental work has been devoted over the last decade to the development and optimization of proton acceleration based on the so-called Target Normal Sheath acceleration mechanism. Several studies have been dedicated to the determination of scaling laws for the maximum energy of the protons as a function of the parameters of the irradiating pulses, studies based on experimental results and on models of the acceleration process. We briefly summarize the state of the art in this area, and review some of the scaling studies presented in the literature. We also discuss some recent results, and projected scalings, related to a different acceleration mechanism for ions, based on the Radiation Pressure of an ultraintense laser pulse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
EditorsDaniele Margarone, Pablo Cirrone, Giacomo Cuttone, George Korn
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2013
Event2nd ELIMED Workshop and Panel - Catania, Italy
Duration: 18 Oct 201219 Oct 2012


Conference2nd ELIMED Workshop and Panel


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