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Title: Laser scattered images observed from carbon plasma stagnation and following molecular formation

Two carbon targets were irradiated to create plasma plumes to collide at right angle with two UV laser pulses each other at 10 J/cm{sup 2}/pulse. The collision results in carbon plasma stagnation. Laser scattered imaging indicates that the carbon large molecular formation takes place much later in time after the laser irradiation and stagnation. Compared with the temporal history of electron density (n{sub e}), ion density (n{sub i}), and plasma self-emission dominated by carbon Swan band, it is estimated that the carbon large molecular formation has been initiated with the ion collision followed by the C{sub 2} formation.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Graduate School of Engineering and Photon Pioneer Center, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
  2. Institute for Laser Technology, 1-8-4 Utsubo-honmachi, Osaka 550-0004 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299934
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CARBON IONS; COLLISIONS; ELECTRON DENSITY; EMISSION; IMAGES; ION DENSITY; IRRADIATION; LASER RADIATION; PLASMA; STAGNATION