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Title: Optical, x-ray and microwave diagnostics

Laser-driven ion acceleration is a new approach for the particles acceleration, which allows obtaining ion beams with unique properties, such as short burst duration, large particle number, small size source size, low transverse emittance. Currently, two main acceleration mechanisms have been identified and investigated: target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) and radiation pressure acceleration (RPA). Electrons dynamics and energies are strongly coupled to these acceleration mechanisms and they can be investigated with optical and X-ray techniques. The main aim of these studies are the identification of few physical observables that can be directly correlated to the proton emission obtained (in terms of reproducibility and intensity) in operations with different target material and structure and laser-target interaction parameters.
Authors:
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  1. INFN-LNS Via S. Sofia 62, 95123 Catania (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218278
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; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; ACCELERATORS; BEAM EMITTANCE; BEAM PRODUCTION; ELECTRONS; ION BEAMS; LASER TARGETS; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; LASERS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; PROTON BEAMS; PROTONS; RADIATION PRESSURE; RANDOM PHASE APPROXIMATION; X RADIATION