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

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

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JournalPhysical Review Accelerators and Beams
DateAccepted/In press - 14 Mar 2019
DatePublished (current) - 5 Apr 2019
Issue number4
Volume22
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.

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