Generation of fast protons by interaction of modest laser intensities with H2O snow nano-wire targets

Nir Bruner*, Elad Schleifer, Tala Palchan, Sergey A. Pikuz, Shmuel Eisenmann, Mordechai Botton, Dan Gordon, Arie Zigler

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Abstract

We report on the generation of protons with energies of 5.5 MeV when irradiating an H2O nano-wire layer grown on a sapphire plate with an intensity of 5×1017 W/cm2. A theoretical model is suggested in which plasma near the tip of the wire is subject to enhanced electrical fields and protons are accelerated to several MeVs.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume653
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Laser acceleration
  • Laser beams
  • Nanoparticles
  • Proton beams
  • Sapphire

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