Ion acceleration due to explosions of nanoparticles driven by thermal electrons

M. Murakami, M. Tanaka

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    Plasma expansion into vacuum and resultant ion acceleration is theoretically studied, where the expansion of an initially uniform nanoparticle with radius Rf0 and electron density ne0 is driven by explosion of thermal electrons with initial temperature Te0. Such key outputs as the energy spectrum and maximum ion kinetic energy are explicitly given as a function of Rf0, ne0, and Te0. The simulation results turn out to be well reproduced by a self-similar solution, which describes non-relativistic expansion of a finite plasma mass with a full account of charge separation effects.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number042074
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue numberPart 4
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2008
    Event5th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2007 - Kobe, Japan
    Duration: Sept 9 2007Sept 14 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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