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Chin. Phys. B, 2013, Vol. 22(12): 124102    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/22/12/124102

Effects of density profile and multi-species target on laser-heated thermal-pressure-driven shock wave acceleration

Wang Feng-Chao (王凤超)
School of Science, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 201418, China
Abstract  The shock wave acceleration of ions driven by laser-heated thermal pressure is studied through one-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation and analysis. The generation of high-energy mono-energetic protons in recent experiments (D. Haberberger et al., 2012 Nat. Phys. 8 95) is attributed to the use of exponentially decaying density profile of the plasma target. It does not only keep the shock velocity stable but also suppresses the normal target normal sheath acceleration. The effects of target composition are also examined, where a similar collective velocity of all ion species is demonstrated. The results also give some reference to future experiments of producing energetic heavy ions.
Keywords:  laser–      ion acceleration      shock wave      particle-in-cell simulation  
Received:  19 April 2013      Revised:  17 June 2013      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  41.75.Jv (Laser-driven acceleration?)  
  52.38.Kd (Laser-plasma acceleration of electrons and ions)  
  52.65.Rr (Particle-in-cell method)  
Fund: Project supported by the Shanghai Natural Special Foundation for Outstanding Young Teachers in University, China (Grant No. yyy10043).
Corresponding Authors:  Wang Feng-Chao     E-mail:

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Wang Feng-Chao (王凤超) Effects of density profile and multi-species target on laser-heated thermal-pressure-driven shock wave acceleration 2013 Chin. Phys. B 22 124102

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