Control of snow morphology for laser-based accelerator targets

E. Schleifer, E. Nahum, M. Botton, Z. Henis, A. Zigler

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One of the most interesting research fields in laser-matter interaction studies is the investigation of effects and mechanisms produced in nano- or microstructured targets, which lead to the enhancing of laser-target or laser-plasma coupling. We investigated and controlled the growth of different mesoscale morphologies of structured snow at temperatures down to-170 °C and flow rates of 0.9-3 standard cubic feet per hour (SCFH) in situ in an electron scanning microscope chamber. The experiments aimed to optimize the design of structured targets used for proton acceleration induced by interaction with high-intensity lasers.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number085502
JournalJournal Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 4 Mar 2015

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  • laser driven acceleration
  • laser plasma interaction
  • snow morphology


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