Evolution and ion kinetics of a XUV-induced nanoplasma in ammonia clusters

  title={Evolution and ion kinetics of a XUV-induced nanoplasma in ammonia clusters},
  author={Rupert Michiels and Aaron C. LaForge and Matthias Bohlen and Carlo Callegari and Andrew Clark and Aaron von Conta and Marcello Coreno and Michele Di Fraia and Marcel Drabbels and Paola Finetti and Martin Huppert and V. Oliver and Oksana Plekan and Kevin Charles Prince and Stefano Stranges and Hans Jakob W{\"o}rner and Frank Stienkemeier},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
High-intensity extreme ultraviolet (XUV) pulses from a free-electron laser can be used to create a nanoplasma in clusters. In reference Michiels et al (2020 Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22 7828–34) we investigated the formation of excited states in an XUV-induced nanoplasma in ammonia clusters. In the present article we expand our previous study with a detailed analysis of the nanoplasma evolution and ion kinetics. We use a time-delayed UV laser as probe to ionize excited states of H and H2+ in the… 
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