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Title: Final Report for DOE Grant Number DE-SC0001481

This report covers research activities, major results and publications supported by DE-SC-000-1481. This project was funded by the DOE OFES-NNSA HEDLP program. It was a joint research program between Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin. The physics of relativistic plasmas was investigated in the context of ultra-intense laser irradiation of high-Z solid targets. Laser experiments using the Texas Petawatt Laser were performed in the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Numerical simulations of laser-plasma interactions were performed using Monte Carlo and Particle-in-Cell codes to design and support these experiments. Astrophysical applications of these results were also investigated.
  1. Rice University
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Technical Report
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Rice University
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USDOE; USDOE SC Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (SC-24)
Contributing Orgs:
Rice University and University of Texas at Austin
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Relativistic Plasmas, Ultra-intense Lasers, Laser Plasma Interactions, Positron Physics