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Title: Development of a WDM platform for charged-particle stopping experiments

A platform has been developed for generating large and relatively quiescent plasmas in the warm-dense matter (WDM) regime on the OMEGA laser facility. A cylindrical geometry is used to allow charged-particle probing along the axis. The plasma heating is radiative by L-shell emission generated on the outside of the cylinder. The cylinder drive is characterized with x-ray diagnostics. Possibilities for direct characterization of the plasma temperature are discussed. Lastly, the unimportance of electromagnetic fields around the target is demonstrated with proton radiography. We expect this platform to be used extensively in future experiments studying charged-particle stopping in this regime.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [4] ;  [7] ;  [8] ;  [2] ;  [9] ;  [5] ;  [4] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  5. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  6. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  7. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  8. Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States)
  9. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1261161
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0002726
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 717; Conference: The Ninth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA 2015), Seattle, WA (United States), 20-25 Sep 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY