Hot Electrons Transverse Refluxing in Ultraintense Laser-Solid Interactions

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Buffechoux, S. ; Psikal, J. ; Nakatsutsumi, M. ; Romagnani, L. ; Andreev, A. ; Zeil, K. ; Amin, M. ; Antici, P. ; Burris-Mog, T. ; Compant-La-Fontaine, A. ; D'Humieres, E. ; Fourmaux, S. ; Gaillard, S. ; Gobet, F. ; Hannachi, F. ; Kraft, S. ; Mancic, A. ; Plaisir, C. ; Sarri, G. ; Tarisien, M. ; Toncian, T. ; Schramm, U. ; Tampo, M. ; Audebert, P. ; Willi, O. ; Cowan, T.E. ; Pepin, H. ; Tikhonchuk, V. ; Borghesi, M. ; Fuchs, J. (2010)

We have analyzed the coupling of ultraintense lasers (at similar to 2 X 1019 W/cm(2)) with solid foils of limited transverse extent (similar to 10 s of mu m) by monitoring the electrons and ions emitted from the target. We observe that reducing the target surface area a... View more
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