We report the measurements of electrostatic field structures associated with an electrostatic shock formed in laser-produced counter-streaming plasmas with proton imaging. The thickness of the electrostatic structure is estimated from proton images with different proton kinetic energies from 4.7 MeV to 10.7 MeV. The width of the transition region is characterized by electron scale length in the laser-produced plasma, suggesting that the field structure is formed due to a collisionless electrostatic shock.
|Journal of Physics: Conference Series
|Published - Apr 1 2016
|8th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2013 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Sept 8 2013 → Sept 13 2013
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Physics and Astronomy