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Attosecond electron bunches and attosecond light sources from relativistic laser-plasma

20082023

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2008

Generating high-current monoenergetic proton beams by a circularly polarized laser pulse in the phase-stable acceleration regime

Yan, X. Q., Lin, C., Sheng, Z-M., Guo, Z. Y., Liu, B. C., Fang, J. X. & Chen, J. E., 3 Apr 2008, In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 13, 4 p., 135003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

340 Citations (Scopus)

Plasma currents and electron distribution functions under a dc electric field of arbitrary strength

Weng, S. M., Sheng, Z-M., He, M. Q., Zhang, J., Norreys, P. A., Sherlock, M. & Robinson, A. P. L., 5 May 2008, In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 18, 4 p., 185001.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

14 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Enhanced collimated GeV monoenergetic ion acceleration from a shaped foil target irradiated by a circularly polarized laser pulse

Chen, M., Pukhov, A. & Sheng, Z-M., 10 Jul 2009, In : Physical Review Letters. 103, 2, 4 p., 024801.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

158 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Intense high-contrast femtosecond K-shell X-ray source from laser-driven ar clusters

Chen, L. M., Liu, F., Wang, W. M., Kando, M., Mao, J. Y., Zhang, L., Ma, J. L., Li, Y. T., Bulanov, S. V., Tajima, T., Kato, Y., Sheng, Z-M., Wei, Z. Y. & Zhang, J., 28 May 2010, In : Physical Review Letters. 104, 4 p., 215004.

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2011

A tunable radiation source by coupling laser-plasma-generated electrons to a periodic structure

Jin, Z., Chen, Z. L., Zhuo, H. B., Kon, A., Nakatsutsumi, M., Wang, H. B., Zhang, B. H., Gu, Y. Q., Wu, Y. C., Zhu, B., Wang, L., Yu, M. Y. & Sheng, Z-M., 23 Dec 2011, In : Physical Review Letters. 107, 5 p., 265003.

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24 Citations (Scopus)
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2012

Direct observation of turbulent magnetic fields in hot, dense laser produced plasmas

Mondal, S., Narayanan, V., Ding, W. J., Lad, A. D., Hao, B., Ahmad, S., Wang, W. M., Sheng, Z-M., Sengupta, S., Kaw, P., Das, A. & Kumar, G. R., 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 109, 21, p. 8011-8015 5 p.

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58 Citations (Scopus)

Generating energetic electron generation through staged-acceleration in the two-plasmon-decay instability in inertial confinement fusion

Yan, R., Ren, C., Li, J., Maximov, A. V., Mori, W. B., Sheng, Z-M. & Tsung, F. S., 27 Apr 2012, In : Physical Review Letters. 108, 5 p., 175002.

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46 Citations (Scopus)
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Magnetic control of the pair creation in spatially localized supercritical fields

Su, Q., Su, W., Lv, Q. Z., Jiang, M., Lu, X., Sheng, Z-M. & Grobe, R., 21 Dec 2012, In : Physical Review Letters. 109, 5 p., 253202.

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2013

Bright betatron x-ray radiation from a laser-driven-clustering gas target

Chen, L. M., Yan, W. C., Li, D. Z., Hu, Z. D., Zhang, L., Wang, W. M., Hafz, N., Mao, J. Y., Huang, K., Ma, Y., Zhao, J. R., Ma, J. L., Li, Y. T., Lu, X., Sheng, Z-M., Wei, Z. Y., Gao, J. & Zhang, J., 2013, In : Scientific Reports. 3, 1912.

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52 Citations (Scopus)
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Dense attosecond electron sheets from laser wakefields using an up-ramp density transition

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Liu, Y., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., Mori, W. B., Lu, W. & Zhang, J., 26 Mar 2013, In : Physical Review Letters. 110, 13, 5 p., 135002.

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46 Citations (Scopus)
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High-field half-cycle terahertz radiation from relativistic laser interaction with thin solid targets

Ding, W. J., Sheng, Z. M. & Koh, W. S., 14 Nov 2013, In : Applied Physics Letters. 103, 20, 5 p., 204107.

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20 Citations (Scopus)
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Robust relativistic electron mirrors in laser wakefields for enhanced Thomson backscattering

Mu, J., Li, F. Y., Zeng, M., Chen, M., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 23 Dec 2013, In : Applied Physics Letters. 103, 26, 4 p., 261114.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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Stable laser-produced quasimonoenergetic proton beams from interactive laser and target shaping

Liu, J. L., Chen, M., Sheng, Z. M., Liu, C. S., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 5 Dec 2013, In : Physical Review Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams. 16, 12, 10 p., 121301.

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2014

Angle-dependent modulated spectral peaks of proton beams generated in ultrashort intense laser-solid interactions

Su, L. N., Hu, Z. D., Zheng, Y., Liu, M., Li, Y. T., Wang, W. M., Sheng, Z. M., Yuan, X. H., Xu, M. H., Shen, Z. W., Fan, H. T., Chen, L. M., Lu, X., Ma, J. L., Wang, X., Wang, Z. H., Wei, Z. Y. & Zhang, J., 24 Sep 2014, In : Physics of Plasmas. 21, 9, 6 p., 093111.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
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Coherent kilo-electron-volt backscattering from plasma-wave boosted relativistic electron mirrors

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Wu, H. C., Liu, Y., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 20 Oct 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 105, 16, 5 p., 161102.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
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Coherent kilo-electron-volt backscattering from plasma-wave boosted relativistic electron mirrors

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., C. Wu, H., Liu, Y., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., B. Mori, W. & Zhang, J., 20 Oct 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 105, 16, 5 p., 161102.

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Collimation of energetic electrons from a laser-target interaction by a magnetized target back plasma preformed by a long-pulse laser

Zhuo, H. B., Chen, Z. L., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Yabuuchi, T., Tampo, M., Yu, M. Y., Yang, X. H., Zhou, C. T., Tanaka, K. A., Zhang, J. & Kodama, R., 29 May 2014, In : Physical Review Letters. 112, 21, 5 p., 215003.

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Concurrence of monoenergetic electron beams and bright X-rays from an evolving laser-plasma bubble

Yan, W., Chen, L., Li, D., Zhang, L., Hafz, N. A. M., Dunn, J., Ma, Y., Huang, K., Su, L., Chen, M., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 22 Apr 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 111, 16, p. 5825-5830 6 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)
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Dual-frequency terahertz emission from splitting filaments induced by lens tilting in air

Zhang, Z., Chen, Y., Yang, L., Yuan, X., Liu, F., Chen, M., Xu, J., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 11 Sep 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 105, 10, 4 p., 101110.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
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Effects of relativistic electron temperature on parametric instabilities for intense laser propagation in underdense plasma

Zhao, Y., Zheng, J., Chen, M., Yu, L. L., Weng, S. M., Ren, C., Liu, C. S. & Sheng, Z-M., Nov 2014, In : Physics of Plasmas. 21, 11, 8 p., 112114.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
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Highly anisotropic metasurface: a polarized beam splitter and hologram

Zheng, J., Ye, Z-C., Sun, N-L., Zhang, R., Sheng, Z-M., Shieh, H-P. & Zhang, J., 29 Sep 2014, In : Scientific Reports. 4, 7 p., 649.

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39 Citations (Scopus)
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Radially polarized, half-cycle, attosecond pulses from laser wakefields through coherent synchrotronlike radiation

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Yu, L. L., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 23 Oct 2014, In : Physical Review E. 90, 4, 7 p., 043104.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
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Radially polarized, half-cycle, attosecond pulses from laser wakefields through coherent synchrotron radiation

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., L. Yu, L., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., B. Mori, W. & Zhang, J., 23 Oct 2014, In : Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics . 90, 4, 7 p., 043104.

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Self-truncated ionization injection and consequent monoenergetic electron bunches in laser wakefield acceleration

Zeng, M., Chen, M., Sheng, Z-M., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 2014, In : Physics of Plasmas. 21, 3, 5 p., 030701.

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33 Citations (Scopus)
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Strong, tunable terahertz emission by two-color picosecond laser irradiation

Wang, W-M., Gibbon, P., Sheng, Z-M. & Li, Y-T., 7 Aug 2014, In : Physical Review A. 90, 5 p., 023808 .

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11 Citations (Scopus)
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Tunable Electron Multibunch Production in Plasma Wakefield Accelerators

Hidding, B., Karger, O., Wittig, G., Aniculaesei, C., Jaroszynski, D., McNeil, B. W. J., Campbell, L. T., Islam, M. R., Ersfeld, B., Sheng, Z-M., Deng, A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Andonian, G., Murokh, A., Hogan, M. J., Bruhwiler, D. L. & Cormier, E., 5 Mar 2014, 5 p.

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Ultrahigh brightness bunches from hybrid plasma accelerators as drivers of 5th generation light sources

Hidding, B., Manahan, G. G., Karger, O., Knetsch, A., Wittig, G., Jaroszynski, D. A., Sheng, Z-M., Xi, Y., Deng, A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Andonian, G., Murokh, A., Pretzler, G., Bruhwiler, D. L. & Smith, J., 24 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 47, 23, 12 p., 234010.

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2015

Bursts of terahertz radiation from large-scale plasmas irradiated by relativistic picosecond laser pulses

Liao, G. Q., Li, Y. T., Li, C., Su, L. N., Zheng, Y., Liu, M., Wang, W. M., Hu, Z. D., Yan, W. C., Dunn, J., Nilsen, J., Hunter, J., Liu, Y., Wang, X., Chen, L. M., Ma, J. L., Lu, X., Jin, Z., Kodama, R., Sheng, Z. M. & 1 others, Zhang, J., 23 Jun 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 114, 25, 5 p., 255001.

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41 Citations (Scopus)
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Coherent radiation sources based on laser driven plasma waves

Jaroszynski, D. A., Ersfeld, B., Islam, M. R., Brunetti, E., Shanks, R. P., Grant, P. A., Tooley, M. P., Grant, D. W., Reboredo Gil, D., Lepipas, P., McKendrick, G., Cipiccia, S., Wiggins, S. M., Welsh, G. H., Vieux, G., Chen, S., Aniculaesei, C., Manahan, G. G., Anania, M-P., Noble, A. & 9 others, Yoffe, S. R., Raj, G., Subiel, A., Yang, X., Sheng, Z. M., Hidding, B., Issac, R. C., Cho, M-H. & Hur, M. S., 23 Aug 2015, 2015 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz). IEEE, p. 1-4 4 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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Contrasting levels of absorption of intense femtosecond laser pulses by solids

Singh, P. K., Cui, Y. Q., Adak, A., Lad, A. D., Chatterjee, G., Brijesh, P., Sheng, Z. M. & Kumar, G. R., 9 Dec 2015, In : Scientific Reports. 5, 17870.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
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Demonstration of self-truncated ionization injection for GeV electron beams

Mirzaie, M., Li, S., Zeng, M., Hafz, N. A. M., Li, G. Y., Zhu, Q. J., Liao, H., Sokollik, T., Liu, F., Ma, Y. Y., Chen, L. M., Sheng, Z. M. & Zhang, J., 1 Oct 2015, In : Scientific Reports. 5, 9 p., 14659.

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Directed fast electron beams in ultraintense picosecond laser irradiated solid targets

Ge, X. L., Lin, X. X., Yuan, X. H., Carroll, D. C., Gray, R. J., Yu, T. P., Tresca, O., Chen, M., Liu, F., Zhou, H. B., Zielbauer, B., Zhao, L., Neely, D., Sheng, Z. M., Li, Y. T. & McKenna, P., 31 Aug 2015, In : Applied Physics Letters. 107, 9, 5 p., 091111.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
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Effects of large laser bandwidth on stimulated Raman scattering instability in underdense plasma

Zhao, Y., Yu, L-L., Zheng, J., Weng, S-M., Ren, C., Liu, C-S. & Sheng, Z-M., 11 May 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Physics of Plasmas.

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Integrated simulation approach for laser-driven fast ignition

Wang, W-M., Gibbon, P., Sheng, Z-M. & Li, Y-T., 7 Jan 2015, In : Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics . 91, 1, 10 p., 013101.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

Laser diffraction effects on the Rayleigh-Taylor instability of radiation pressure accelerated thin foils

Eliasson, B., Sheng, Z. M., Heelis, T., Liu, T. C., Shao, X. & Liu, C. S., 2 Apr 2015, p. 25. 1 p.

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Laser-driven very high energy electron/photon beam radiation therapy in conjunction with a robotic system

Nakajima, K., Yuan, J., Chen, L. & Sheng, Z., 31 Mar 2015, In : Applied Sciences. 5, 1, p. 1-20 20 p.

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Magnetically assisted fast ignition

Wang, W-M., Gibbon, P., Sheng, Z-M. & Li, Y-T., 7 Jan 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 114, 1, 5 p., 015001.

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Mapping transient electric fields with picosecond electron bunches

Chen, L., Li, R., Chen, J., Zhu, P., Liu, F., Cao, J., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 24 Nov 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 112, 47, p. 14479-14483 5 p.

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Multi-chromatic narrow-energy-spread electron bunches from laser wakefield acceleration with dual color lasers

Zeng, M., Chen, M., Yu, L. L., Mori, W. B., Sheng, Z. M., Hidding, B., Jaroszynski, D. & Zhang, J., 27 Feb 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 114, 8, 084801.

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Optical plasma torch electron bunch generation in plasma wakefield accelerators

Wittig, G., Karger, O., Knetsch, A., Xi, Y., Deng, A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Bruhwiler, D. L., Smith, J., Manahan, G. G., Sheng, Z-M., Jaroszynski, D. A. & Hidding, B., 31 Aug 2015, In : Physical Review Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams. 18, 8, 6 p., 081304.

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Preferential enhancement of laser-driven carbon ion acceleration from optimized nanostructured surfaces

Dalui, M., Wang, W-M., Trivikram, T. M., Sarka, S., Tata, S., Jha, J., Ayyub, P., Sheng, Z. M. & Krishnamurthy, M., 8 Jul 2015, In : Scientific Reports. 5, 11 p., 11930.

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Reducing ion energy spread in hole-boring radiation pressure acceleration by using two-ion-species targets

Weng, S. M., Muramaki, M. & Sheng, Z. M., 2015, In : Laser and Particle Beams. 5 p.

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Spectral interference of terahertz pulses from two laser filaments in air

Chen, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhang, Z., Yuan, X., Liu, F., Chen, M., Xu, J., Yu, J., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 3 Jun 2015, In : Applied Physics Letters. 106, 22, 4 p., 221105.

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Terahertz radiation from plasma filament generated by two-color laser gas–plasma interaction

Magesh Kumar, K. K., Kumar, M., Yuan, T., Sheng, Z. M. & Chen, M., 1 Sep 2015, In : Laser and Particle Beams. 33, 03, p. 473-479 7 p.

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Tunable circularly polarized terahertz radiation from magnetized gas plasma

Wang, W-M., Gibbon, P., Sheng, Z-M. & Li, Y-T., 23 Jun 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 114, 25-26, 5 p., 253901.

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Two-stage acceleration of interstellar ions driven by high-energy lepton plasma flows

Cui, Y., Sheng, Z-M., Lu, Q., Li, Y. & Zhang, J., 1 Oct 2015, In : Science China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 58, 10, 5 p., 105201.

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2016

Acceleration and evolution of a hollow electron beam in wakefields driven by a Laguerre-Gaussian laser pulse

Zhang, G. B., Chen, M., Schroeder, C. B., Luo, J., Zeng, M., Li, F. Y., Yu, L-L., Weng, S. M., Ma, Y-Y., Yu, T-P., Sheng, Z-M. & Esarey, E., 15 Mar 2016, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 3, 7 p., 033114.

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Acceleration of on-axis and ring-shaped electron beams in wakefields driven by Laguerre-Gaussian pulses

Zhang, G. B., Chen, M., Luo, J., Zeng, M., Yuan, T., Yu, J. Y., Ma, Y. Y., Yu, T. P., Yu, L. L., Weng, S. M. & Sheng, Z. M., 9 Mar 2016, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 119, 10, 7 p., 103101.

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Attosecond electron sheets and attosecond light pulses from relativistic laser wakefields in underdense plasmas

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Yu, L. L., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 28 Oct 2016, Advanced Accelerator Concepts 2014: 16th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop. New York, Vol. 1777. 5 p. 040015. (AIP Conference Proceedings).

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A two-dimensional angular-resolved proton spectrometer

Yang, S., Yuan, X., Fang, Y., Ge, X., Deng, Y., Wei, W., Gao, J., Fu, F., Jiang, T., Liao, G., Liu, F., Chen, M., Li, Y., Zhao, L., Ma, Y., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 3 Oct 2016, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 87, 10, 6 p., 103301.

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