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Title Magnetic reconnection and plasma dynamics in two-beam laser-solid interactions
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Abstract We present measurements of a magnetic reconnection in a plasma created by two laser beams (1 ns pulse duration, 1x10(15) W cm(-2)) focused in close proximity on a planar solid target. Simultaneous optical probing and proton grid deflectometry reveal two high velocity, collimated outflowing jets and 0.7-1.3 MG magnetic fields at the focal spot edges. Thomson scattering measurements from the reconnection layer are consistent with high electron temperatures in this region
Organisation CCLRC , CLF
Keywords CLF 2006-2007
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article Phys Rev Lett 97, no. 25 (2006): 255001. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.255001 2006
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