Marius S Schollmeier

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This article reports on an experimental method to fully reconstruct laser-accelerated proton beam parameters called radiochromic film imaging spectroscopy (RIS). RIS allows for the characterization of proton beams concerning real and virtual source size, envelope- and microdivergence, normalized transverse emittance, phase space, and proton spectrum. This(More)
This article reports on the development and application of a Thomson parabola (TP) equipped with a (90x70) mm(2) microchannel-plate (MCP) for the analysis of laser-accelerated ions, produced by a high-energy, high-intensity laser system. The MCP allows an online measurement of the produced ions in every single laser shot. An electromagnet instead of(More)
This Letter demonstrates the transporting and focusing of laser-accelerated 14 MeV protons by permanent magnet miniature quadrupole lenses providing field gradients of up to 500 T/m. The approach is highly reproducible and predictable, leading to a focal spot of (286 x 173) microm full width at half maximum 50 cm behind the source. It decouples the(More)
Laser-produced proton beams have been used to achieve ultrafast volumetric heating of carbon samples at solid density. The isochoric melting of carbon was probed by a scattering of x rays from a secondary laser-produced plasma. From the scattering signal, we have deduced the fraction of the material that was melted by the inhomogeneous heating. The results(More)
High energy heavy ions were generated in laser produced plasma at moderate laser energy, with a large focal spot size of 0.5 mm diameter. The laser beam was provided by the 10 GW GSI-NHELIX laser systems, and the ions were observed spectroscopically in status nascendi with high spatial and spectral resolution. Due to the focal geometry, plasma jet was(More)
High-irradiance short-pulse lasers incident on solid density thin foils provide high-energy, picosecond-duration, and monochromatic K(α) x-ray sources, but with limited conversion efficiency ϵ of laser energy into K(α) x-ray energy. A novel two-stage target concept is proposed that utilizes ultrahigh-contrast laser interactions with primary ultrathin foils(More)
Neutrons are unique particles to probe samples in many fields of research ranging from biology to material sciences to engineering and security applications. Access to bright, pulsed sources is currently limited to large accelerator facilities and there has been a growing need for compact sources over the recent years. Short pulse laser driven neutron(More)
The experimental data presented in this paper address the energy loss determination for argon at 4 MeV/u projectile energy in laser-generated carbon plasma covering a huge parameter range in density and temperature. Furthermore, a consistent theoretical description of the projectile charge state evolution via a Monte Carlo code is combined with an improved(More)
Several studies on metabolism and biological activity of tumorigenic dibenz[a,h]anthracene (DBA) and its derivatives have led to the conclusion that the M-region dihydrodiol, trans-3,4-dihydroxy-3,4-dihydro-DBA (DBA-3,4-dihydrodiol), is the precursor of the ultimate mutagenic and tumorigenic metabolite of DBA with the presumed structure of a bay-region(More)
M. Schollmeier1, M. Geißel2, K. Flippo3, S. Becker4, A.Blažević5, F. Grüner4, K. Harres1, F. Nürnberg1, P. Rambo2, U. Schramm6, J. Schreiber4, J. Schütrumpf1, J. Schwarz2, B. Atherton2, M. Roth1, D. Habs4, and B.M. Hegelich3,4 1TU, Darmstadt, Germany; 2SNL, Albuquerque, NM, USA; 3LANL, Los Alamos, NM, USA; 4LMU, München, Germany; 5GSI, Darmstadt, Germany;(More)