Target charging effects on proton acceleration during high-intensity short-pulse laser-solid interactions

F.N. Beg, M.S. Wei, A.E. Dangor, A. Gopal, M. Tatarakis, K. Krushelnick, P. Gibbon, E.L. Clark, R.G. Evans, K.L. Lancaster, P.A. Norreys, K.W.D. Ledingham, P. McKenna, Matthew Zepf

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Abstract

We report results from experiments performed at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory using the VULCAN laser facility (I>5x10(19) W cm(-2)). Single wire targets were used, and on some shots additional objects were placed near the target. These were positioned so that they were not irradiated by the laser. Proton emission from single wire targets was observed as radially symmetric structures (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2766-2768
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume84
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2004

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Beg, F. N., Wei, M. S., Dangor, A. E., Gopal, A., Tatarakis, M., Krushelnick, K., Gibbon, P., Clark, E. L., Evans, R. G., Lancaster, K. L., Norreys, P. A., Ledingham, K. W. D., McKenna, P., & Zepf, M. (2004). Target charging effects on proton acceleration during high-intensity short-pulse laser-solid interactions. Applied Physics Letters, 84(15), 2766-2768. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1689748