TITLE

Concerning the Maximum Energy of Ions Accelerated at the Front of a Relativistic Electron Cloud Expanding into Vacuum

AUTHOR(S)
Bulanov, S. V.; Esirkepov, T. Zh.; Koga, J.; Tajima, T.; Farina, D.
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Plasma Physics Reports;Jan2004, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Results of particle-in-cell simulations are presented that demonstrate characteristic interaction regimes of high-power laser radiation with plasma. It is shown that the maximum energy of fast ions can substantially exceed the electron energy. A theoretical model is proposed of ion acceleration at the front of a relativistic electron cloud expanding into vacuum in the regime of strong charge separation. The model describes the electric field structure and the dynamics of fast ions inside the electron cloud. The maximum energy the ions can gain at the front of the expanding electron cloud is found. � 2004 MAIK �Nauka / Interperiodica�.
ACCESSION #
11980172

 

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