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Graduate Student Seminar - 02/10/2017

"MeV Protons from Intense Laser-Matter Interaction"

by George Hine

Friday, February 10, 2017 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Advisor:  Prof. Howard Milchberg

At extremely high intensities, the propagation of a laser in a plasma not only produces electrostatic density waves, but also quasistatic magnetic structures on the order of tens of kilotesia. The dynamics of these structures occurs on a timescale sufficiently slow to accelerate ions to MeV scales. Simulations showing this mechanism will be presented with an introduction to a laser system at IREAP which is capable of producing the necessary conditions for acceleration.

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