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Title: On the analysis of inhomogeneous magnetic field spectrometer for laser-driven ion acceleration

We present a detailed study of the use of a non-parallel, inhomogeneous magnetic field spectrometer for the investigation of laser-accelerated ion beams. Employing a wedged yoke design, we demonstrate the feasibility of an in-situ self-calibration technique of the non-uniform magnetic field and show that high-precision measurements of ion energies are possible in a wide-angle configuration. We also discuss the implications of a stacked detector system for unambiguous identification of different ion species present in the ion beam and explore the feasibility of detection of high energy particles beyond 100 MeV/amu in radiation harsh environments.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ; ;  [4] ; ; ; ; ;  [1] ; ;  [5]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
  2. (United Kingdom)
  3. Lund University, P.O. Box 118, S-221 00 Lund (Sweden)
  4. Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)
  5. University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392406
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; CALIBRATION; ION BEAMS; LASERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MEV RANGE; RADIATION DETECTION; SPECTROMETERS