Sep 15 – 21, 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Gas-foil target for laser-plasma ion acceleration

Sep 19, 2019, 6:20 PM
SBIO (Hotel Biodola)


Hotel Biodola

talk WG2 - Ion beams from plasmas WG2


Dan Levy (Weizmann Institute of Science)


The gas-foil target combines two domains in laser-plasma acceleration which are normally separate: gas targets are usually used for electron acceleration and solid targets for ion acceleration. The combination of the two thus provides a system of rich physics to explore. We are experimentally investigating this type of target with a focus on ion acceleration. The experiment is done under WHELMI, a collaboration between the labs at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the HZDR institute in Germany. I will present the main results we have obtained so far.

Primary author

Dan Levy (Weizmann Institute of Science)


Constantin Bernert Martin Rehwald (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Alexander Schulze-Makuch (HZDR) Mr Stefan Assenbaum (HZDR) Igor Andriyash (Weizmann Institute of Science) Dr Eyal Kroupp (Weizmann Institute of Science) Karl Zeil (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Ulrich Schramm (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Victor Malka (LOA)

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