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Effects of buried high-Z layers on fast electron propagation

  • Xiaohu Yang
  • Han Xu
  • Hongbin Zhuo
  • Yanyun Ma
  • Fuqiu Shao
  • Yan Yin
  • Marco BorghesiEmail author
Regular Article

Abstract

By extending a prior model [A.R. Bell, J.R. Davies, S.M. Guerin, Phys. Rev. E 58, 2471 (1998)], the magnetic field generated during the transport of a fast electron beam driven by an ultraintense laser in a solid target is derived analytically and applied to estimate the effect of such field on fast electron propagation through a buried high-Z layer in a lower-Z target. It is found that the effect gets weaker with the increase of the depth of the buried layer, the divergence of the fast electrons, and the laser intensity, indicating that magnetic field effects on the fast electron divergence as measured from K a X-ray emission may need to be considered for moderate laser intensities. On the basis of the calculations, some considerations are made on how one can mitigate the effect of the magnetic field generated at the interface.

Keywords

Plasma Physics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaohu Yang
    • 1
  • Han Xu
    • 2
  • Hongbin Zhuo
    • 1
  • Yanyun Ma
    • 1
  • Fuqiu Shao
    • 1
  • Yan Yin
    • 2
  • Marco Borghesi
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.College of ScienceNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaP.R. China
  2. 2.State Key Lab of High Performance ComputingNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaP.R. China
  3. 3.School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueen’s University of BelfastBelfastUK
  4. 4.Institute of Physics of the ASCR, ELI-Beamlines projectPragueCzech Republic

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