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High-energy ions produced from cluster explosions
Author(s): M. Eloy; R. Azambuja; J. T. Mendonca; R. Bingham
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Paper Abstract

We report on simulations of atomic cluster explosions upon interaction with high-intensity femtosecond laser pulses. By using a 2D and 3D fully relativistic PIC code we investigate the dynamics of hydrogen and argon cluster explosions providing information about the time-resolved ion energy spectra, for different laser intensities. Multi-cluster systems are also studied and the influence of cluster distribution in ionic energy spectra is shown. Results indicate that MeV ions are produced through Coulomb explosion of the atomic clusters and the possibility of capturing most of these ions with a specially designed magnetic focusing system is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425647
Show Author Affiliations
M. Eloy, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
R. Azambuja, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
J. T. Mendonca, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
R. Bingham, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4424:
ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Milan Kalal; Karel Rohlena; Milan Sinor, Editor(s)

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