We measure the range of plasma ions in cold cluster gases by using the Petawatt laser at the University of Texas-Austin. The produced plasma propagated in all directions some hitting the cold cluster gas not illuminated by the laser. From the ratio of the measured ion distributions at different angles we can estimate the range of the ions in the cold cluster gas. It is much smaller than estimated using popular models, which take only into account the slowing down of charged particles in uniform matter. We discuss the ion range in systems prepared near a liquid-gas phase transition. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Range of plasma ions in cold cluster gases near the critical point|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|