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Title: Target geometrical effects on the stagnation layer formed by colliding a pair of laser produced copper plasmas

We present the results of a time and space resolved optical-spectroscopic study of colliding plasmas formed at the front surfaces of flat and inclined Cu slab targets as a function of both the distance and the wedge angle between them for angles ranging from 100° to 180° (laterally colliding plasmas). The key parameters studied are stagnation layer density, temperature, duration, and kinetics of atomic/ionic spatial distributions and all have been found to vary significantly with wedge angle. It is found that the density and temperature of the stagnation layer decrease with increasing wedge angle. It is also found that the larger the wedge angle, the tighter and more well defined the stagnation layer formed.
Authors:
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  1. School of Physical Sciences and NCPST, Dublin City University, Dublin 9 (Ireland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493780
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COPPER; DISTANCE; KINETICS; LASER TARGETS; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; SLABS; SPACE DEPENDENCE; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; STAGNATION; SURFACES; TIME RESOLUTION