An imaging proton spectrometer for short-pulse laser plasma experiments

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Ultra intense short pulse laser pulses incident on solid targets can generate energetic protons. In additions to their potentially important applications such as in cancer treatments and proton fast ignition, these protons are essential to understand the complex physics of intense laser plasma interaction. To better characterize these laser-produced protons, we designed and constructed a novel, spatially imaging proton spectrometer that will not only measure proton energy distribution with high resolution, but also provide its angular characteristics. The information obtained from this spectrometer compliments those from commonly used diagnostics including radiochromic film packs, CR39 nuclear track detectors, and non-imaging magnetic ... continued below

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Chen, H; Hazi, A; van Maren, R; Chen, S; Fuchs, J; Gauthier, M et al. May 11, 2010.

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Ultra intense short pulse laser pulses incident on solid targets can generate energetic protons. In additions to their potentially important applications such as in cancer treatments and proton fast ignition, these protons are essential to understand the complex physics of intense laser plasma interaction. To better characterize these laser-produced protons, we designed and constructed a novel, spatially imaging proton spectrometer that will not only measure proton energy distribution with high resolution, but also provide its angular characteristics. The information obtained from this spectrometer compliments those from commonly used diagnostics including radiochromic film packs, CR39 nuclear track detectors, and non-imaging magnetic spectrometers. The basic characterizations and sample data from this instrument are presented.

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  • Journal Name: Review Sceientific Instruments, vol. 81, no. 10, October 19, 2010, pp. 314; Journal Volume: 81; Journal Issue: 10

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  • Report No.: LLNL-JRNL-431771
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1009643
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Chen, H; Hazi, A; van Maren, R; Chen, S; Fuchs, J; Gauthier, M et al. An imaging proton spectrometer for short-pulse laser plasma experiments, article, May 11, 2010; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc841930/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.