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Ablation rates of iron and aluminium measured using an x-ray laser
Author(s): M. H. Edwards; P. Mistry; D. S. Whittaker; M. Vopsaroiu; G. J. Pert; G. J. Tallents; B. Rus; T. Mocek; M. Kozlova; J. Polan; A. Praeg; M. Stupka; P. Homer
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Paper Abstract

The ablation of plain aluminium foil and aluminium foil with a thin (50 nm) iron coating was observed using a neon-like zinc x-ray laser. The 21.2 nm x-ray laser was produced by a double pass of a 3 cm long zinc target at the PALS centre in Prague. The x-ray laser was used to probe the sample targets as they were heated by a separate laser beam of 10 J, focussed to a 100 micron diameter spot. The data from the experiment are presented and compared with Ehybrid simulations and simple ablation rate calculations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5919, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI, 59190R (14 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619407
Show Author Affiliations
M. H. Edwards, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
P. Mistry, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
D. S. Whittaker, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
M. Vopsaroiu, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
G. J. Pert, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
G. J. Tallents, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
B. Rus, PALS Research Ctr., Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
T. Mocek, PALS Research Ctr., Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
M. Kozlova, PALS Research Ctr., Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
J. Polan, PALS Research Ctr., Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
A. Praeg, PALS Research Ctr., Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
M. Stupka, PALS Research Ctr., Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
P. Homer, PALS Research Ctr., Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5919:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI
Ernst E. Fill, Editor(s)

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