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Title: Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laser-matter interactions
Authors: Aurand, B ×
Kuschel, S
Jaeckel, O
Roedel, C
Zhao, H. Y
Herzer, S
Paz, A. E
Bierbach, J
Polz, J
Elkin, B
Paulus, G. G
Karmakar, A
Gibbon, Paul
Kuehl, T
Kaluza, M. C #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Institute of Physics Pub.
Series Title: New Journal of Physics vol:15
Article number: 033031
Abstract: Experimental results on the acceleration of protons and carbon ions from ultra-thin polymer foils at intensities of up to 6×10^19W/cm^2 are presented revealing quasi-monoenergetic spectral characteristics for different ion species at the same time. For carbon ions and protons, a linear correlation between the cutoff energy and the peak energy is observed when the laser intensity is increased. Particle-in-cell simulations supporting the experimental results imply an ion acceleration mechanism driven by the radiation pressure as predicted for multi-component foils at these intensities.
ISSN: 1367-2630
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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