Large-area suspended graphene as a laser target to produce an energetic ion beam

Nur Khasanah, Nima Bolouki, Tzu Yao Huang, Yi Zhe Hong, Wen Liang Chung, Wei Yen Woon, Ching Yuan Su, Yasuhiro Kuramitsu*

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Abstract

Proton radiography is a key diagnostics to measure and image the electric/magnetic field in laser-produced plasmas. A thin solid target is irradiated with an intense laser pulse to produce a proton beam. The accelerated proton can achieve higher energy with thinner target. In order to produce an extremely thin target, we have developed a large-area suspended graphene as a laser target for energetic ion sources. We describe the manufacturing process of the suspended graphene, and show the results of quality evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere18
JournalHigh Power Laser Science and Engineering
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Plasma
  • graphene
  • ion acceleration
  • laser
  • radiation pressure acceleration

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