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Title Fast electron heating of shock compressed solids at high intensities relevant to fast ignition
Abstract We present the first results of fast electron propagation and deposition in a laser compressed plasma. The interaction of a 4 ps, 15 J laser pulse with solid polyethylene targets is used to produce fast electrons on one side of foil targets and a 2 ns duration laser pulse is used to drive a shock wave into the target from the opposite side. K-alpha emission from Chlorine fluor buried layers is used to measure the electron transport and deposition. The hot electron range in the compressed plastic is found to be approximately twice as large as the range in the uncompressed plastic.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-1998-015. 1998. raltr-1998015.pdf 1998