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Title: High-power laser interaction with low-density C–Cu foams

Abstract

Here, we study the propagation of high-power laser beams in micro-structured carbon foams by monitoring the x-ray output from deliberately introduced Cu content. In particular, we characterize this phenomenon measuring absolute time-resolved x-ray yields, time-resolved x-ray imaging, and x-ray spectroscopy. New experimental results for C–Cu foams show a faster heat front velocity than simulation that assumed homogeneous plasma. We suggest the foam micro-structure may explain this trend.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
OSTI Identifier:
1234590
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-677081
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; BRCALL08-PR3-C-2-0006
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Pérez, F., Colvin, J. D., May, M. J., Charnvanichborikarn, S., Kucheyev, S. O., Felter, T. E., and Fournier, K. B. High-power laser interaction with low-density C–Cu foams. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4935911.
Pérez, F., Colvin, J. D., May, M. J., Charnvanichborikarn, S., Kucheyev, S. O., Felter, T. E., & Fournier, K. B. High-power laser interaction with low-density C–Cu foams. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4935911.
Pérez, F., Colvin, J. D., May, M. J., Charnvanichborikarn, S., Kucheyev, S. O., Felter, T. E., and Fournier, K. B. Thu . "High-power laser interaction with low-density C–Cu foams". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4935911. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1234590.
@article{osti_1234590,
title = {High-power laser interaction with low-density C–Cu foams},
author = {Pérez, F. and Colvin, J. D. and May, M. J. and Charnvanichborikarn, S. and Kucheyev, S. O. and Felter, T. E. and Fournier, K. B.},
abstractNote = {Here, we study the propagation of high-power laser beams in micro-structured carbon foams by monitoring the x-ray output from deliberately introduced Cu content. In particular, we characterize this phenomenon measuring absolute time-resolved x-ray yields, time-resolved x-ray imaging, and x-ray spectroscopy. New experimental results for C–Cu foams show a faster heat front velocity than simulation that assumed homogeneous plasma. We suggest the foam micro-structure may explain this trend.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4935911},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 11,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
}

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