Modeling Collisional Blooming and Straggling of the Electron Beam in the Fast Ignition Scenario

The motion and distribution of electrons in the plasma in the fast-ignition scenario are defined by three equations that describe the spread in the direction of motion (straggling), the spread in the direction perpendicular to the motion (blooming), and the amount of energy lost as the electron travels through the plasma. A program was written that models… CONTINUE READING