LASER LIGHT IN, 50-MEV PROTONS OUTDonald Umstadter Publications
Date of this Version11-15-1999
AbstractAt next week's meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics in Seattle, three groups will independently announce their ability to generate powerful, intense streams of ions by shining ultrashort laser pulses on tiny spots of solid material. Potentially, this approach offers an alternative to bulky, expensive ion accelerators for producing high-velocity ions useful for cancer therapy and electronics manufacturing. Using a single pulse of light from Livermore's Petawatt laser, the most powerful in the world, researchers at that laboratory (Scott Wilks, 925-422-2974, firstname.lastname@example.org) have reported generating 30 trillion protons with energies up to 50 MeV, from a tiny spot approximately 400 microns in size.
Citation InformationPhillip F. Schewe, Ben Stein and Donald P. Umstadter. "LASER LIGHT IN, 50-MEV PROTONS OUT" (1999)
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