Enhancement of collisionless shock ion acceleration by electrostatic ion two-stream instability in the upstream plasma

Rajesh Kumar, Youichi Sakawa, Leonard N.K. Döhl, Nigel Woolsey, Alessio Morace

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Ion acceleration in electrostatic collisionless shocks is driven by the interaction of the high-power laser with specially tailored near-relativistic critical density plasma. 2D EPOCH particle-in-cell simulations show that the ion acceleration is dependent on the target material used. In materials with low charge-to-mass ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043401
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Accelerators and Beams
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2019

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