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Title: Laser-ion accelerators: State-of-the-art and scaling laws

A significant amount of experimental work has been devoted over the last decade to the development and optimization of proton acceleration based on the so-called Target Normal Sheath acceleration mechanism. Several studies have been dedicated to the determination of scaling laws for the maximum energy of the protons as a function of the parameters of the irradiating pulses, studies based on experimental results and on models of the acceleration process. We briefly summarize the state of the art in this area, and review some of the scaling studies presented in the literature. We also discuss some recent results, and projected scalings, related to a different acceleration mechanism for ions, based on the Radiation Pressure of an ultraintense laser pulse.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Centre for Plasma Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK and Institute of Physics of the ASCR, ELI-Beamlines Project, Prague (Czech Republic)
  2. Centre for Plasma Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)
  3. Institute of Physics of the ASCR, ELI-Beamlines Project, Prague (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218275
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1546; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. ELIMED workshop and panel, Catania (Italy), 18-19 Oct 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; ACCELERATORS; BEAM PRODUCTION; ION BEAMS; LASER RADIATION; LASER TARGETS; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; LASERS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; OPTIMIZATION; PROTON BEAMS; PULSES; RADIATION PRESSURE; REVIEWS; SCALING LAWS