Gigagauss-scale quasistatic magnetic field generation in a snail-shaped target.

  title={Gigagauss-scale quasistatic magnetic field generation in a snail-shaped target.},
  author={Ph. Korneev and E. D'humieres and Vladimir T. Tikhonchuk},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={91 4},
A simple setup for the generation of ultra-intense quasistatic magnetic fields, based on the generation of electron currents with a predefined geometry in a curved snail (or 'escargot') target, is proposed and analyzed. Particle-in-cell simulations and qualitative estimates show that gigagauss scale magnetic fields may be obtained with existent laser facilities. The described mechanism of the strong magnetic field generation may be useful in a wide range of applications, from laboratory… 

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