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Measuring huge magnetic fields.

Abstract:
Huge magnetic fields are predicted to exist in the high-density region of plasmas produced during intense laser-matter interaction, near the critical-density surface where most laser absorption occurs, but until now these fields have never been measured. By using pulses focused to extreme intensities to investigate laser-plasma interactions, we have been able to record the highest magnetic fields ever produced in a laboratory--over 340 megagauss--by polarimetry measurements of self-generated laser harmonics.

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10.1038/415280a

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Tatarakis, M More by this author
Dangor, AE More by this author
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
415
Issue:
6869
Pages:
280
Publication date:
2002-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:0533fe22-1f09-4370-bf91-b8be7797e229
Source identifiers:
353835
Local pid:
pubs:353835
Language:
English

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