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Enhancing laser-driven proton acceleration by using micro-pillar arrays at high drive energy

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, September 2017
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Title
Enhancing laser-driven proton acceleration by using micro-pillar arrays at high drive energy
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Scientific Reports, September 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-11589-z
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Authors

Dimitri Khaghani, Mathieu Lobet, Björn Borm, Loïc Burr, Felix Gärtner, Laurent Gremillet, Liana Movsesyan, Olga Rosmej, Maria Eugenia Toimil-Molares, Florian Wagner, Paul Neumayer

Abstract

The interaction of micro- and nano-structured target surfaces with high-power laser pulses is being widely investigated for its unprecedented absorption efficiency. We have developed vertically aligned metallic micro-pillar arrays for laser-driven proton acceleration experiments. We demonstrate that such targets help strengthen interaction mechanisms when irradiated with high-energy-class laser pulses of intensities ~10(17-18) W/cm(2). In comparison with standard planar targets, we witness strongly enhanced hot-electron production and proton acceleration both in terms of maximum energies and particle numbers. Supporting our experimental results, two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations show an increase in laser energy conversion into hot electrons, leading to stronger acceleration fields. This opens a window of opportunity for further improvements of laser-driven ion acceleration systems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 39%
Researcher 9 29%
Unspecified 2 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Student > Master 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 21 68%
Engineering 3 10%
Materials Science 2 6%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Other 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 September 2017.
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#6,643,065
of 13,030,298 outputs
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#24,159
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Outputs of similar age
#101,655
of 267,055 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#59
of 194 outputs
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