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Making relativistic positrons using ultraintense short pulse lasers

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This paper describes a new positron source using ultraintense short pulse lasers. Although it has been theoretically studied since the 1970s, the use of lasers as a valuable new positron source was not demonstrated experimentally until recent years, when the petawatt-class short pulse lasers were developed. In 2008 and 2009, in a series of experiments performed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a large number of positrons were observed after shooting a millimeter thick solid gold...

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10.1063/1.3271355

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Journal:
PHYSICS OF PLASMAS
Volume:
16
Issue:
12
Pages:
122702-122702
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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ISSN:
1070-664X
URN:
uuid:d9c976ef-6a6d-4c72-91b1-6a9643b4759c
Source identifiers:
45941
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pubs:45941

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