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Effects of beam temperature on ion heating for high energy density physics experiments

Author: Peter H Stoltz
Requested Type: Poster Only
Submitted: 2006-12-18 17:11:26

Co-authors: J. Barnard, S. Veitzer

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Tech-X Corporation
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Boulder, CO   80303
United States

Abstract Text:
The dynamics of ions moving in thin foils and underdense foams will play a key role in the design of future warm dense matter experiments. Using the SRIM code, we estimate that for initially mono-energetic 2.8 MeV Li ions hitting a solid density Al foil, the induced energy spread due to stochastic effects is 10% at a depth of 3.4 microns. In contrast, for 400 keV K ions hitting an Al foam of 10% soliddensity, stochastic effects induce a nearly 100% energy spread. At these beam energies, the nuclear stopping effects are negligible for the Li beam, but not for the K beam. We estimate this stochastic energy spread leads to almost no change in uniformity of temperature for the target heated by the Li beam, but leads to a factor of two of non-uniformity in temperature of the target for the K beam over a depth of 3.4 microns. One application of these new results for temperature profiles with realistic beam energy distributions is as input to hydrodynamic simulations of the evolution of the target.

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