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Title Evidence of high-n hollow-ion emission from Si ions pumped by ultraintense x-rays from relativistic laser plasma
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. 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, and confirmed by plasma kinetics calculations, underscoring the ability of powerful radiation sources to fully strip electrons from the inner-most shells of light atoms. Hollow ions spectral diagnostics provide a unique opportunity to characterize powerful x-ray radiation of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas.
Organisation CLF , CLF-HPL , CI , STFC , CLF-VULCAN
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Journal Article Europhys Lett 114, no. 3 (2016): 35001. doi:10.1209/0295-5075/114/35001 2016