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Title: High-energy electron, positron, ion and nuclear spectroscopy in ultra-intense laser-solid experiments on the petawatt

Abstract

The LLNL Petawatt Laser has achieved focused intensities up to 6 x 20 W/cm{sup 2}, which has opened a new, higher energy regime of relativistic laser-plasma interactions in which the quiver energies of the target electrons exceed the energy thresholds for many nuclear phenomena. We will describe recent experiments in which we have observed electrons accelerated to 100 MeV, photo-nuclear fission, and positron-electron pair creation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14248
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-135735; YN0100000
YN0100000; TRN: US0110978
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: First International Conference, Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA), Bordeaux (FR), 09/12/1999--09/17/1999; Other Information: PBD: 16 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LASERS; PLASMA; INTERACTIONS; THRESHOLD ENERGY; ELECTRONS; ACCELERATION; PHOTOFISSION; POSITRONS; PAIR PRODUCTION

Citation Formats

Brown, C, Christl, M, Cowan, T E, Fakahashi, Y, Fountain, W, Hatchett, S, Henry, E A, Hunt, A W, Johnson, J, Key, M, Kuehl, T, Moody, J, Moran, M, Patterson, W S, Pennington, D M, Perry, M D, Phillips, T C, Roth, M, Sefcik, J, Singh, M, Snavely, R, Syoyer, M, Wilks, S C, and Young, P. High-energy electron, positron, ion and nuclear spectroscopy in ultra-intense laser-solid experiments on the petawatt. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Brown, C, Christl, M, Cowan, T E, Fakahashi, Y, Fountain, W, Hatchett, S, Henry, E A, Hunt, A W, Johnson, J, Key, M, Kuehl, T, Moody, J, Moran, M, Patterson, W S, Pennington, D M, Perry, M D, Phillips, T C, Roth, M, Sefcik, J, Singh, M, Snavely, R, Syoyer, M, Wilks, S C, & Young, P. High-energy electron, positron, ion and nuclear spectroscopy in ultra-intense laser-solid experiments on the petawatt. United States.
Brown, C, Christl, M, Cowan, T E, Fakahashi, Y, Fountain, W, Hatchett, S, Henry, E A, Hunt, A W, Johnson, J, Key, M, Kuehl, T, Moody, J, Moran, M, Patterson, W S, Pennington, D M, Perry, M D, Phillips, T C, Roth, M, Sefcik, J, Singh, M, Snavely, R, Syoyer, M, Wilks, S C, and Young, P. Thu . "High-energy electron, positron, ion and nuclear spectroscopy in ultra-intense laser-solid experiments on the petawatt". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14248.
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title = {High-energy electron, positron, ion and nuclear spectroscopy in ultra-intense laser-solid experiments on the petawatt},
author = {Brown, C and Christl, M and Cowan, T E and Fakahashi, Y and Fountain, W and Hatchett, S and Henry, E A and Hunt, A W and Johnson, J and Key, M and Kuehl, T and Moody, J and Moran, M and Patterson, W S and Pennington, D M and Perry, M D and Phillips, T C and Roth, M and Sefcik, J and Singh, M and Snavely, R and Syoyer, M and Wilks, S C and Young, P},
abstractNote = {The LLNL Petawatt Laser has achieved focused intensities up to 6 x 20 W/cm{sup 2}, which has opened a new, higher energy regime of relativistic laser-plasma interactions in which the quiver energies of the target electrons exceed the energy thresholds for many nuclear phenomena. We will describe recent experiments in which we have observed electrons accelerated to 100 MeV, photo-nuclear fission, and positron-electron pair creation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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