Tree-code simulations of proton acceleration from laser-irradiated wire targets

P. Gibbon, F.N. Beg, E.L. Clark, R.G. Evans, Matthew Zepf

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Abstract

Recent experiments using Terawatt lasers to accelerate protons deposited on thin wire targets are modeled with a new type of gridless plasma simulation code. In contrast to conventional mesh-based methods, this technique offers a unique capability in emulating the complex geometry and open-ended boundary conditions characteristic of contemporary experimental conditions. Comparisons of ion acceleration are made between the tree code and standard particle-in-cell simulations for a typical collisionless
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4032-4040
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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