publication . Article . 2016

Evidence of high-n hollow ion emission from Si ions pumped by ultraintense x-rays from relativistic laser plasma

Colgan, J.; Faenov, A. Ya; Pikuz, S. A.; Tubman, E.; Butler, N. M H; Abdallah, J.; Dance, R. J.; Pikuz, T. A.; Skobelev, I. Yu; Alkhimova, M. A.; ...
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  • Published: 01 May 2016 Journal: EPL (Europhysics Letters), volume 114, page 35,001 (issn: 0295-5075, eissn: 1286-4854, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
We report on the first observation of high-n hollow ions (ions having no electrons in the K or L shells) produced in Si targets via pumping by ultra-intense x-ray radiation produced in intense laser-plasma interactions reaching the radiation dominant kinetics regime (RDKR). The existence of these new types of hollow ions in high-energy density plasma has been found via observation of highly resolved x-ray emission spectra of silicon plasma. This has been confirmed by plasma kinetics calculations, underscoring the ability of powerful radiation sources to fully strip electrons from the innermost shells of light atoms. Hollow-ions spectral diagnostics provide a uni...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Plasma Physics
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, Emission spectrum, Radiation, Ion, Atomic physics, Silicon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Physics, Atom, Plasma, Laser, law.invention, law, Electron, QC, 3100
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