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Resistive collimation of electron beams in laser-produced plasmas.

Abstract:
Intense relativistic electron beams, produced by high-intensity short-pulse laser irradiation of a solid target, have many potential applications including fusion by fast ignition. Using a unique Fokker-Planck code, supported by analytic calculations, we show that fast electrons can be collimated into a beam even when the fast electron source is not strongly anisotropic, and we derive a condition for collimation to occur.
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Kingham, RJ More by this author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
91
Issue:
3
Pages:
035003
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:1afac522-e4cd-4b65-84b2-deb19d5affa7
Source identifiers:
6317
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pubs:6317
Language:
English

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