Radiation pressure acceleration of protons from structured thin-foil targets

  title={Radiation pressure acceleration of protons from structured thin-foil targets},
  author={Tim Arniko Meinhold and Naveen Kumar},
  journal={Journal of Plasma Physics},
The process of radiation pressure acceleration (RPA) of ions is investigated with the aim of suppressing the Rayleigh–Taylor-like transverse instabilities in laser–foil interaction. This is achieved by imposing surface and density modulations on the target surface. We also study the efficacy of RPA of ions from density modulated and structured targets in the radiation dominated regime where the radiation reaction effects are important. We show that the use of density modulated and structured… 
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