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Title: Uniform heating of materials into the warm dense matter regime with laser-driven quasimonoenergetic ion beams

Abstract

In a recent experiment at the Trident laser facility, a laser-driven beam of quasimonoenergetic aluminum ions was used to heat solid gold and diamond foils isochorically to 5.5 and 1.7 eV, respectively. Here theoretical calculations are presented that suggest the gold and diamond were heated uniformly by these laser-driven ion beams. According to calculations and SESAME equation-of-state tables, laser-driven aluminum ion beams achievable at Trident, with a finite energy spread of ΔE/E~20%, are expected to heat the targets more uniformly than a beam of 140-MeV aluminum ions with zero energy spread. As a result, the robustness of the expected heating uniformity relative to the changes in the incident ion energy spectra is evaluated, and expected plasma temperatures of various target materials achievable with the current experimental platform are presented.

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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236774
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1227336
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-26995
Journal ID: ISSN 1539-3755; PLEEE8; TRN: US1600492
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1539-3755
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; warm dense matter; laser-driven ion beam; stopping power

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Bang, W., Albright, B. J., Bradley, P. A., Vold, E. L., Boettger, J. C., and Fernández, J. C. Uniform heating of materials into the warm dense matter regime with laser-driven quasimonoenergetic ion beams. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.92.063101.
Bang, W., Albright, B. J., Bradley, P. A., Vold, E. L., Boettger, J. C., & Fernández, J. C. Uniform heating of materials into the warm dense matter regime with laser-driven quasimonoenergetic ion beams. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.92.063101.
Bang, W., Albright, B. J., Bradley, P. A., Vold, E. L., Boettger, J. C., and Fernández, J. C. Tue . "Uniform heating of materials into the warm dense matter regime with laser-driven quasimonoenergetic ion beams". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.92.063101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236774.
@article{osti_1236774,
title = {Uniform heating of materials into the warm dense matter regime with laser-driven quasimonoenergetic ion beams},
author = {Bang, W. and Albright, B. J. and Bradley, P. A. and Vold, E. L. and Boettger, J. C. and Fernández, J. C.},
abstractNote = {In a recent experiment at the Trident laser facility, a laser-driven beam of quasimonoenergetic aluminum ions was used to heat solid gold and diamond foils isochorically to 5.5 and 1.7 eV, respectively. Here theoretical calculations are presented that suggest the gold and diamond were heated uniformly by these laser-driven ion beams. According to calculations and SESAME equation-of-state tables, laser-driven aluminum ion beams achievable at Trident, with a finite energy spread of ΔE/E~20%, are expected to heat the targets more uniformly than a beam of 140-MeV aluminum ions with zero energy spread. As a result, the robustness of the expected heating uniformity relative to the changes in the incident ion energy spectra is evaluated, and expected plasma temperatures of various target materials achievable with the current experimental platform are presented.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.92.063101},
journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 92,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {12}
}

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