Diagnosis of Weibel instability evolution in the rear surface density scale lengths of laser solid interactions via proton acceleration

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Scott, G G; Brenner, C M; Bagnoud, V; Clarke, R J; Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B; Green, J S; Heathcote, R I; Powell, H W; Rusby, D R; Zielbauer, B; McKenna, P; Neely, D;

It is shown for the first time that the spatial and temporal distribution of laser accelerated protons can be used as a diagnostic of Weibel instability presence and evolution in the rear surface scale lengths of a solid density target. Numerical modelling shows that wh... View more
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