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Title: Mega-Gauss Plasma Jet Creation Using a Ring of Laser Beams

Abstract

Using 20 OMEGA laser beams at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, to irradiate a flat plastic target in a hollow ring configuration, we created supersonic cylindrical stable plasma jets with self-generated megagauss magnetic fields extending out to >4 mm. These well-collimated magnetized jets possess a number of distinct and novel properties that will allow us to study the dynamics, physical processes, and scaling properties of astrophysical jets with a dynamic range exceeding those of previous laboratory settings. The dimensionless parameters of these laboratory jets fall in the same regime as those of young stellar object jets. These jets will also provide new versatile laser-based platforms to study magnetized shocks, shear flows, and other plasma processes under controllable conditions.

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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0002721; AC02-06CH11357; SC0007168
Research Org.:
Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States); Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1881482
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/GRVJWA

Citation Formats

Gao, L., Liang, E., Lu, Y., Follet, R. K., Sio, H., Tzeferacos, P., Froula, D. H., Birkel, A., Li, C. K., Lamb, D., Petrasso, R., Fu, W., Wei, M., and Ji, H. Mega-Gauss Plasma Jet Creation Using a Ring of Laser Beams. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.7910/DVN/GRVJWA.
Gao, L., Liang, E., Lu, Y., Follet, R. K., Sio, H., Tzeferacos, P., Froula, D. H., Birkel, A., Li, C. K., Lamb, D., Petrasso, R., Fu, W., Wei, M., & Ji, H. Mega-Gauss Plasma Jet Creation Using a Ring of Laser Beams. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/GRVJWA
Gao, L., Liang, E., Lu, Y., Follet, R. K., Sio, H., Tzeferacos, P., Froula, D. H., Birkel, A., Li, C. K., Lamb, D., Petrasso, R., Fu, W., Wei, M., and Ji, H. 2020. "Mega-Gauss Plasma Jet Creation Using a Ring of Laser Beams". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/GRVJWA. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1881482. Pub date:Tue Jun 16 00:00:00 EDT 2020
@article{osti_1881482,
title = {Mega-Gauss Plasma Jet Creation Using a Ring of Laser Beams},
author = {Gao, L. and Liang, E. and Lu, Y. and Follet, R. K. and Sio, H. and Tzeferacos, P. and Froula, D. H. and Birkel, A. and Li, C. K. and Lamb, D. and Petrasso, R. and Fu, W. and Wei, M. and Ji, H.},
abstractNote = {Using 20 OMEGA laser beams at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, to irradiate a flat plastic target in a hollow ring configuration, we created supersonic cylindrical stable plasma jets with self-generated megagauss magnetic fields extending out to >4 mm. These well-collimated magnetized jets possess a number of distinct and novel properties that will allow us to study the dynamics, physical processes, and scaling properties of astrophysical jets with a dynamic range exceeding those of previous laboratory settings. The dimensionless parameters of these laboratory jets fall in the same regime as those of young stellar object jets. These jets will also provide new versatile laser-based platforms to study magnetized shocks, shear flows, and other plasma processes under controllable conditions.},
doi = {10.7910/DVN/GRVJWA},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
}

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Mega-Gauss Plasma Jet Creation Using a Ring of Laser Beams
journal, March 2019