Measurement of highly transient electrical charging following high-intensity laser-solid interaction

Marco Borghesi, Lorenzo Romagnani, A. Schiavi, D.H. Campbell, O. Willi, A.J. Mackinnon, M. Galimberti, L.A. Gizzi, R.J. Clarke, S. Hawkes

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Abstract

The multi-million-electron-volt proton beams accelerated during high-intensity laser-solid interactions have been used as a particle probe to investigate the electric charging of microscopic targets laser-irradiated at intensity similar to10(19) W cm(2). The charge-up, detected via the proton deflection with high temporal and spatial resolution, is due to the escape of energetic electrons generated during the interaction. The analysis of the data is supported by three- dimensional tracing of the proton trajectories. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1531
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume82
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2003

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    Borghesi, M., Romagnani, L., Schiavi, A., Campbell, D. H., Willi, O., Mackinnon, A. J., Galimberti, M., Gizzi, L. A., Clarke, R. J., & Hawkes, S. (2003). Measurement of highly transient electrical charging following high-intensity laser-solid interaction. Applied Physics Letters, 82(10), 1529-1531.