Measurements of energetic proton transport through magnetized plasma from intense laser interactions with solids

@article{Clark2000MeasurementsOE,
  title={Measurements of energetic proton transport through magnetized plasma from intense laser interactions with solids},
  author={J Clark and Krushelnick and Davies and Zepf and Tatarakis and B{\'e}g and Machacek and Norreys and Santala and Watts and Dangor},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={670-3}
}
Protons with energies up to 18 MeV have been measured from high density laser-plasma interactions at incident laser intensities of 5x10(19) W/cm(2). Up to 10(12) protons with energies greater than 2 MeV were observed to propagate through a 125 &mgr;m thick aluminum target and measurements of their angular deflection were made. It is likely that the protons originate from the front surface of the target and are bent by large magnetic fields which exist in the target interior. To agree with our… CONTINUE READING