Title: Resistively enhanced proton acceleration via high-intensity laser interactions with cold foil targets
Authors: Gibbon, Paul # ×
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Published by the American Physical Society through the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics vol:72 issue:2
Article number: 026411
Abstract: The acceleration of MeV protons by high-intensity laser interaction with foil targets is studied using a recently developed plasma simulation technique. Based on a hierarchical N-body tree algorithm, this method provides a natural means of treating three-dimensional, collisional transport effects hitherto neglected in conventional explicit particle-in-cell simulations. For targets with finite resistivity, hot electron transport is strongly inhibited, even at temperatures in the MeV range. This leads to suppression of ion acceleration from the rear of the target and an enhancement in energies and numbers of protons originating from the front.
ISSN: 1539-3755
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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