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Thomas McCanny

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Research Output 2001 2012

2012
1 Citation (Scopus)

Characterisation of permanent magnetic quadrupoles for focussing proton beams

Melone, J., Ledingham, K., McCanny, T., Burriss-Mog, T., Schramm, U., Grötzschel, R., Akhmadaliev, S., Hanf, D., Spohr, K. M., Bussmann, M., Cowan, T., Wiggins, M. & Mitchell, M., 1 Jun 2012, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 676, p. 126-134 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proton beams
proton beams
Particle accelerators
accelerators
quadrupoles
2010

Electron beam quality masurements on the ALPHA-X Laser-plasma wakefield accelerator

Welsh, G. H., Anania, M. P., Aniculaesei, C., Brunetti, E., Burgess, R. T. L., Cipiccia, S., Clark, D., Ersfeld, B., Islam, M., Issac, R., Manahan, G., McCanny, T., Raj, G., Reitsma, A., Shanks, R., Vieux, G., Wiggins, M., Jaroszynski, D., Gillespie, W. A., MacLeod, A. M. & 2 othersvan der Geer, S. B. & de Loos, M. J., 18 Jun 2010, IPAC 2010 contributions to the proceedings . p. 1146-1148 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

plasma accelerators
laser plasmas
accelerators
electron beams
x rays
7 Citations (Scopus)

The ALPHA-X beam line: towards a compact FEL

Anania, M. P., Brunetti, E., Cipiccia, S., Clark, D., Issac, R., Manahan, G., McCanny, T., Reitsma, A., Shanks, R., Welsh, G. H., Wiggins, M., Jaroszynski, D., van der Geer, S. B., de Loos, M. J., Poole, M. W., Clarke, J. A. & Shepherd, B. J. A., 18 Jun 2010, IPAC 2010 contributions to the proceedings . p. 2263-2265 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

plasma accelerators
laser plasmas
radiation sources
x rays
quadrupoles
2009
8 Citations (Scopus)

Electron beam pointing stability of a laser wakefield accelerator

Issac, R. C., Vieux, G., Welsh, G. H., Shanks, R., Brunetti, E., Cipiccia, S., Anania, M. P., Yang, X., Wiggins, S. M., Islam, M. R., Ersfeld, B., Farmer, J., Raj, G., Chen, S., Clark, D., McCanny, T., Jaroszynski, D. A., Jaroszynski, DA. (ed.) & Rousse, A. (ed.), 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

accelerators
electron beams
plasma density
lasers
electron acceleration
2008
13 Citations (Scopus)

Study of photo-proton reactions driven by bremsstrahlung radiation of high-intensity laser generated electrons

Spohr, K. M., Shaw, M., Galster, W., Ledingham, K. W. D., Robson, L., Yang, J. M., McKenna, P., McCanny, T., Melone, J. J., Amthor, K-U., Ewald, F., Liesfeld, B., Schwoerer, H. & Sauerbrey, R., 22 Apr 2008, In : New Journal of Physics. 10, 25 p., 043037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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bremsstrahlung
high power lasers
activation analysis
protons
gas lasers
2007
77 Citations (Scopus)

Lateral electron transport in high-intensity laser-irradiated foils diagnosed by ion emission

McKenna, P., Carroll, D. C., Clarke, R. J., Evans, R. G., Ledingham, K. W. D., Lindau, F., Lundh, O., McCanny, T., Neely, D., Robinson, A. P. L., Robson, L., Simpson, P. T., Wahlstrom, C. -G. & Zepf, M., 6 Apr 2007, In : Physical Review Letters. 98, 14, p. 145001 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ion emission
high power lasers
foils
electric fields
lasers
304 Citations (Scopus)

Scaling of proton acceleration driven by petawatt-laser-plasma interactions

Robson, L., Simpson, P. T., Clarke, R. J., Ledingham, K. W. D., Lindau, F., Lundh, O., McCanny, T., Mora, P., Neely, D., Wahlström, C. G., Zepf, M. & McKenna, P., 2007, In : Nature Physics. 3, p. 58-62 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

laser plasma interactions
scaling
protons
medicine
proton energy
2006
9 Citations (Scopus)

Detection of short lived radioisotopes as a fast diagnostic for intense laser-solid interactions

Clarke, R. J., Ledingham, K. W. D., McKenna, P., Robson, L., McCanny, T., Neely, D., Lundh, O., Lindau, F., Wahlstrom, C. -G., Simpson, P. T. & Zepf, M., 2 Oct 2006, In : Applied Physics Letters. 89, 14, p. 141117 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

detectors
neutron beams
photon beams
proton beams
half life
4 Citations (Scopus)

High-power laser production of PET isotopes

Robson, L., McKenna, P., McCanny, T., Ledingham, K. W. D., Gillies, J. M. & Zweit, J., 22 May 2006, Lasers and Nuclei: Applications of Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers in Nuclear Science. Schwoerer, H., Beleites, B. & Magill, J. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 191-203 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Physics; vol. 694).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

high power lasers
positrons
isotopes
tomography
proton beams
1 Citation (Scopus)

The quest for laser induced isomer production

Spohr, K. M., Chapman, R., Hanvey, S., Ledingham, K., McCanny, T., McKenna, P., Robson, L. & Shaw, M., 10 Nov 2006, In : Journal of Modern Optics. 53, 16-17, p. 2633-2640 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gamma ray lasers
isomers
nuclear research
high temperature plasmas
electron plasma
2005

Broad energy spectrum of Laser-accelerated protons for spallation-related physics

McKenna, P., Ledingham, K. W. D., Shimizu, S., Yang, J. M., Robson, L., McCanny, T., Galy, J., Magill, J., Clarke, R. J., Neely, D., Norreys, P. A., Singhal, R. P., Krushelnick, K. & Wei, M. S., Mar 2005, In : Physical Review Letters. 94, 8, p. 084801-1 84800 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

spallation
energy spectra
physics
protons
lasers
15 Citations (Scopus)

Volumetric intensity dependence on the formation of molecular and atomic ions within a high intensity laser focus

Robson, L., Ledingham, K. W. D., McKenna, P., McCanny, T., Shimizu, S., Yang, J. M., Wahlström, C-G., Lopez-Martens, R., Varju, K., Johnsson, P. & Mauritsson, J., Jan 2005, In : Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 16, 1, p. 82-89 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionization
Lasers
Ions
Laser beams
Benzene
2004
96 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of proton and heavier ion acceleration in ultrahigh-intensity laser interactions with heated target foils

McKenna, P., Ledingham, K. W. D., Yang, J. M., Robson, L., McCanny, T., Shimizu, S., Clarke, R. J., Neely, D., Spohr, K., Chapman, R., Singhal, R. P., Krushelnick, K., Wei, M. S. & Norreys, P. A., 1 Sep 2004, In : Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 70, 3, 6 p., 036405.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Laser-plasma Interaction
laser plasma interactions
foils
heavy ions
Laser
101 Citations (Scopus)

High power laser production of short-lived isotopes for positron emission tomography

Ledingham, K. W. D., McKenna, P., McCanny, T., Shimizu, S., Yang, J. M., Robson, L., Zweit, J., Gillies, J. M., Bailey, J., Chimon, G. N., Clarke, R. J., Neely, D., Norreys, P. A., Collier, J. L., Singhal, R. P., Wei, M. S., Mangles, S. P. D., Nilson, P., Krushelnick, K. & Zepf, M., 21 Aug 2004, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 37, 16, p. 2341-2345 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Positron emission tomography
High power lasers
Isotopes
high power lasers
positrons
47 Citations (Scopus)

Neutron production by fast protons from ultraintense laser-plasma interactions

Yang, J. M., McKenna, P., Ledingham, K. W. D., McCanny, T., Robson, L., Shimizu, S., Singhal, R. P., Wei, M. S., Krushelnick, K., Clarke, R. J., Neely, D. & Norreys, P. A., 1 Dec 2004, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 96, 11, p. 6912-6918 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
laser plasma interactions
neutrons
energy spectra
protons
proton energy
20 Citations (Scopus)

Nuclear reactions in copper induced by protons from a petawatt laser-foil interaction

Yang, J. M., McKenna, P., Ledingham, K. W. D., McCanny, T., Shimizu, S., Robson, L., Clarke, R. J., Neely, D., Norreys, P. A., Wei, M. S., Krushelnick, K., Nilson, P., Mangles, S. P. D. & Singhal, R. P., 2 Feb 2004, In : Applied Physics Letters. 84, 5, p. 675-677 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
proton beams
nuclear reactions
foils
copper
protons
2003
63 Citations (Scopus)

Demonstration of fusion-evaporation and direct-interaction nuclear reactions using high-intensity laser-plasma-accelerated ion beams

McKenna, P., Ledingham, K. W. D., McCanny, T., Singhal, R. P., Spencer, I., Santala, M. I. K., Beg, F. N., Krushelnick, K., Tatarakis, M., Wei, M. S., Clark, E. L., Clarke, R. J., Lancaster, K. L., Norreys, P. A., Spohr, K., Chapman, R. & Zepf, M., Aug 2003, In : Physical Review Letters. 91, 7, p. 075006-1 75005 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

laser plasmas
nuclear reactions
high power lasers
fusion
ion beams
22 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of target heating on ion-induced reactions in high-intensity laser-plasma interaction

McKenna, P., Ledingham, K. W. D., McCanny, T., Singhal, R. P., Spencer, I., Clark, E. L., Beg, F. N., Krushelnick, K., Wei, M. S., Galy, J., Magill, J., Clarke, R. J., Lancaster, K. L., Norreys, P. A., Spohr, K. & Chapman, R., 6 Oct 2003, In : Applied Physics Letters. 83, 14, p. 2763-2765 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

laser plasma interactions
high power lasers
heating
foils
catchers
88 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental study of proton emission from 60-fs, 200-mJ high-repetition-rate tabletop-laser pulses interacting with solid targets

Spencer, I., Ledingham, K. W. D., McKenna, P., McCanny, T., Singhal, R. P., Foster, P. S., Neely, D., Langley, A. J., Divall, E. J., Hooker, C. J., Clarke, R. J., Norreys, P. A., Clark, E. L., Krushelnick, K. & Davies, J. R., 1 Apr 2003, In : Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 67, 4, p. 464021-464025 5 p., 046402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Tabletop
Experimental Study
repetition
Laser
Target
12 Citations (Scopus)

Femtosecond ionization and dissociation of laser desorbed nitro-PAHs

Tasker, A. D., Robson, L., Ledingham, K. W. D., McCanny, T., McKenna, P., Kosmidis, C. & Jaroszynski, D. A., 1 Feb 2003, In : International Journal of Mass Spectrometry . 225, 1, p. 53-70 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
mass spectra
Ionization
dissociation
74 Citations (Scopus)

Laser-driven photo-transmutation of 129I - a long-lived nuclear waste product

Ledingham, K. W. D., Magill, J., McKenna, P., Yang, J., Galy, J., Schenkel, R., Rebizant, J., McCanny, T., Shimizu, S., Robson, L., Singhal, R. P., Wei, M. S., Mangles, S. P. D., Nilson, P., Krushelnick, K., Clarke, R. J. & Norreys, P. A., 21 Sep 2003, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 36, 18, p. L79-L82

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radioactive Waste
transmutation
radioactive wastes
Radioactive wastes
half life
2002
23 Citations (Scopus)

A high mass resolution study of the interaction of aromatic and nitro-aromatic molecules with intense laser fields

Tasker, A. D., Robson, L., Ledingham, K. W. D., McCanny, T., Hankin, S. M., McKenna, P., Kosmidis, C. & Jaroszynski, D. A., 25 Apr 2002, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 106, 16, p. 4005-4013 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ions
molecular ions
Molecules
toluene
Lasers
28 Citations (Scopus)

A nearly real-time high temperature laser-plasma diagnostic using photonuclear reactions in tantalum

Spencer, I., Ledingham, K. W. D., Singhal, R. P., McCanny, T., McKenna, P., Clark, E. L., Krushelnick, K., Zepf, M., Beg, F. N., Tatarakis, M., Dangor, A. E., Edwards, R. D., Sinclair, M. A., Norreys, P. A., Clarke, R. J. & Allott, R. M., 30 Nov 2002, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 73, 11, p. 3801-3805 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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photonuclear reactions
Plasma diagnostics
plasma diagnostics
Tantalum
high temperature plasmas
35 Citations (Scopus)

Femtosecond laser time-of-flight mass spectrometry of labile molecular analytes: laser-desorbed nitro-aromatic molecules

Hankin, S. M., Tasker, A. D., Robson, L., Ledingham, K. W. D., Fang, X., McKenna, P., McCanny, T. & Singhal, R. P., 30 Jan 2002, In : Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 16, 2, p. 111-116 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultrashort pulses
Ionization
Mass spectrometry
Molecules
Lasers
24 Citations (Scopus)

Ionisation and fragmentation dynamics of laser desorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using femtosecond and nanosecond post-ionisation

Robson, L., Tasker, A. D., Ledingham, K. W. D., McKenna, P., McCanny, T., Kosmidis, C., Tzallas, P., Jaroszynski, D. A. & Jones, D. R., 15 Sep 2002, In : International Journal of Mass Spectrometry . 220, 1, p. 69-85 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Ionization
fragmentation
39 Citations (Scopus)

Ionisation and fragmentation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by femtosecond laser pulses at wavelengths resonant with cation transitions

Robson, L., Ledingham, K. W. D., Tasker, A. D., McKenna, P., McCanny, T., Kosmidis, C., Jaroszynski, D. A., Jones, D. R. & Issac, R. C., 10 Jul 2002, In : Chemical Physics Letters. 360, 3-4, p. 382-389 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Ultrashort pulses
Ionization
Cations
2001
152 Citations (Scopus)

Laser generation of proton beams for the production of short-lived positron emitting radioisotopes

Spencer, I., Ledingham, K. W. D., Singhal, R. P., McCanny, T., McKenna, P., Clark, E. L., Krushelnick, K., Zepf, M., Beg, F. N., Tatarakis, M., Dangor, A. E., Norreys, P. A., Clarke, R. J., Allott, R. M. & Ross, I. N., 31 Oct 2001, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 183, 3-4, p. 449-458 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proton beams
Positrons
proton beams
Radioisotopes
positrons