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2018

Experimental evidence of radiation reaction in the collision of a high-intensity laser pulse with a laser-wakefield accelerated electron beam

Cole, J. M., Behm, K. T., Gerstmayr, E., Blackburn, T. G., Wood, J. C., Baird, C. D., Duff, M. J., Harvey, C., Ilderton, A., Joglekar, A. S., Krushelnick, K., Kuschel, S., Marklund, M., McKenna, P., Murphy, C. D., Poder, K., Ridgers, C. P., Samarin, G. M., Sarri, G., Symes, D. & 5 others, Thomas, A. G. R., Warwick, J., Zepf, M., Najmudin, Z. & Mangles, S. P. D., 7 Feb 2018, In : Physical Review X. 8, 1, 11 p., 011020.

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Experimental signatures of the quantum nature of radiation reaction in the field of an ultraintense laser

Poder, K., Tamburini, M., Sarri, G., Di Piazza, A., Kuschel, S., Baird, C. D., Behm, K., Bohlen, S., Cole, J. M., Corvan, D. J., Duff, M., Gerstmayr, E., Keitel, C. H., Krushelnick, K., Mangles, S. P. D., McKenna, P., Murphy, C. D., Najmudin, Z., Ridgers, C. P., Samarin, G. M. & 4 others, Symes, D. R., Thomas, A. G. R., Warwick, J. & Zepf, M., 5 Jul 2018, In : Physical Review X. 8, 3, 11 p., 031004.

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Modelling the effects of the radiation reaction force on the interaction of thin foils with ultra-intense laser fields

Duff, M. J., Capdessus, R., Del Sorbo, D., Ridgers, C. P., King, M. & McKenna, P., 23 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 23 p.

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Near-100 MeV protons via a laser-driven transparency-enhanced hybrid acceleration scheme

Higginson, A., Gray, R. J., King, M., Dance, R. J., Williamson, S. D. R., Butler, N. M. H., Wilson, R., Capdessus, R., Armstrong, C., Green, J. S., Hawkes, S. J., Martin, P., Wei, W. Q., Mirfayzi, S. R., Yuan, X. H., Kar, S., Borghesi, M., Clarke, R. J., Neely, D. & McKenna, P., 20 Feb 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 9 p., 724.

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Novel scintillator-based x-ray spectrometer for use on high repetition laser plasma interaction experiments

Rusby, D. R., Armstrong, C. D., Brenner, C. M., Clarke, R. J., McKenna, P. & Neely, D., 6 Jul 2018, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 89, 7, 8 p., 073502.

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PW laser-driven bright x-ray emission and dense positron production from diamondlike carbon foils

Yu, T. -P., Li, H. -Z., Yin, Y., Sheng, Z. -M., McKenna, P. & Shao, F. -Q., 13 Aug 2018, 2018 International Conference Laser Optics (ICLO). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, p. 241-241 1 p. 8435808

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PW laser-driven bright ɣ-ray emission and dense positron production from diamondlike carbon foils

Yu, T-P., Li, H-Z., Yin, Y., Sheng, Z., McKenna, P. & Shao, F. Q., 4 Jun 2018, p. 1.

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Radiation pressure-driven plasma surface dynamics in ultra-intense laser pulse interactions with ultra-thin foils

Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B., Capdessus, R., King, M., Gray, R. J., Wilson, R., Dance, R. J., McCreadie, J., Butler, N. M. H., Hawkes, S. J., Green, J., Booth, N., Borghesi, M., Neely, D. & McKenna, P., 27 Feb 2018, In : Applied Sciences. p. 1-18 18 p.

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Reflection of intense laser light from microstructured targets as a potential diagnostic of laser focus and plasma temperature

Jarrett, J., King, M., Gray, R. J., Neumann, N., Dohl, L., Baird, C. D., Ebert, T., Hesse, M., Tebartz, A., Rusby, D. R., Woolsey, N. C., Neely, D., Roth, M. & McKenna, P., 27 Dec 2018, In : High Power Laser Science and Engineering. 7, 7 p.

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Relativistic Doppler-boosted γ-rays in high fields

Capdessus, R., King, M., Del Sorbo, D., Duff, M., Ridgers, C. P. & McKenna, P., 14 Jun 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 12 p., 9155.

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Sub-femtosecond electron sheets from a Laguerre-Gaussian laser interaction with micro-droplets

Hu, L-X., Yu, T-P., McKenna, P. & Shao, F-Q., 16 Aug 2018, 2018 International Conference Laser Optics (ICLO). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE, p. 251-251 1 p.

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Ultra-intense X-ray radiation photopumping of exotic states of matter by relativistic laser–plasma in the radiation-dominated kinetic regime (RDKR)

Faenov, A. Y., Colgan, J., Pikuz, S. A., Zhidkov, A., Pikuz, T. A., Abdallah, J., Tubman, E., Butler, N. M. H., Dance, R. J., Skobelev, I. Y., Alkhimova, M. Z., Booth, N., Green, J., Gregory, C., Andreev, A., Nishiuchi, M., Sakaki, H., Sagisaka, A., Pirozhkov, A. S., Ogura, K. & 11 others, Fukuda, Y., Kanasaki, M., Hasegawa, N., Nishikino, M., Kando, M., Kawachi, T., Kondo, K., McKenna, P., Tallents, G. J., Woolsey, N. & Kodama, R., 24 Feb 2018, X-Ray Lasers 2016: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers. Kawachi, T., Bulanov, S. V., Daido, H. & Kato, Y. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 149-158 10 p. (Springer Proceedings in Physics).

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of energy transport in foil targets heated by PW laser pulses

Skobelev, I. Y., Ryazantsev, S. N., Arich, D. D., Bratchenko, P. S., Faenov, A. Y., Pikuz, T. A., Durey, P., Doehl, L., Farley, D., Baird, C., Lancaster, K., Murphy, C., Booth, N., Spindloe, C., McKenna, P., Hansen, S. B., Colgan, J., Kodama, R., Woolsey, N. & Pikuz, S. A., 1 Apr 2018, In : Photonics Research. 6, 4, p. 234-237 4 p.

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2016

Angularly resolved characterization of ion beams from laser-ultrathin foil interactions

Scullion, C., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Ahmed, H., Alejo, A., Ettlinger, O. C., Gray, R. J., Green, J., Hicks, G. S., Jung, D., Naughton, K., Padda, H., Poder, K., Scott, G. G., Symes, D. R., Kar, S., McKenna, P., Najmudin, Z., Neely, D., Zepf, M. & 1 others, Borghesi, M., 30 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 11, C09020.

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Beamed neutron emission driven by laser accelerated light ions

Kar, S., Green, A., Ahmed, H., Alejo, A., Robinson, A. P. L., Cerchez, M., Clarke, R., Doria, D., Dorkings, S., Fernandez, J., Mirfayzi, S. R., Mckenna, P., Naughton, K., Neely, D., Norreys, P., Peth, C., Powell, H., Ruiz, J. A., Swain, J., Willi, O. & 1 others, Borghesi, M., 29 Apr 2016, In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 10 p.

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Buffered high charge spectrally-peaked proton beams in the relativistic-transparency regime

Dover, N. P., Palmer, C. A. J., Streeter, M. J. V., Ahmed, H., Albertazzi, B., Borghesi, M., Carroll, D. C., Fuchs, J., Heathcote, R., Hilz, P., Kakolee, K. F., Kar, S., Kodama, R., Kon, A., MacLellan, D. A., McKenna, P., Nagel, S. R., Neely, D., Notley, M. M., Nakatsutsumi, M. & 6 others, Prasad, R., Scott, G., Tampo, M., Zepf, M., Schreiber, J. & Najmudin, Z., 18 Jan 2016, In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 8 p., 013038.

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Detector for imaging and dosimetry of laser-driven epithermal neutrons by alpha conversion

Mirfayzi, S. R., Alejo, A., Ahmed, H., Wilson, L. A., Ansell, S., Armstrong, C., Butler, N. M. H., Clarke, R. J., Higginson, A., Notley, M., Raspino, D., Rusby, D. R., Borghesi, M., Rhodes, N. J., McKenna, P., Neely, D., Brenner, C. M. & Kar, S., 12 Jul 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Instrumentation. 8 p.

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Ellipsoidal plasma mirror focusing of high power laser pulses to ultra-high intensities

Wilson, R., King, M., Gray, R. J., Carroll, D. C., Dance, R. J., Armstrong, C., Hawkes, S. J., Clarke, R. J., Robertson, D. J., Neely, D. & Mckenna, P., 7 Mar 2016, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 3, 8 p., 033106.

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Energy exchange via multi-species streaming in laser-driven ion acceleration

King, M., Gray, R. J., Powell, H. W., Capdessus, R. & McKenna, P., 9 Aug 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 8 p.

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Evaluating laser-driven Bremsstrahlung radiation sources for imaging and analysis of nuclear waste packages

Jones, C. P., Brenner, C. M., Stitt, C. A., Armstrong, C., Rusby, D. R., Mirfayzi, S. R., Wilson, L. A., Alejo, A., Ahmed, H., Allott, R., Butler, N. M. H., Clarke, R. J., Haddock, D., Hernandez-Gomez, C., Higginson, A., Murphy, C., Notley, M., Paraskevoulakos, C., Jowsey, J., McKenna, P. & 3 others, Neely, D., Kar, S. & Scott, T. B., 26 Jul 2016, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 8 p.

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Evidence of high-n hollow ion emission from Si ions pumped by ultraintense x-rays from relativistic laser plasma

Colgan, J., Faenov, A. Y., Pikuz, S. A., Tubman, E., Butler, N. M. H., Abdallah Jr, J., Dance, R. J. (ed.), Pikuz, T. A., Skobelev, I. Y., Alkhimova, M. A., Booth, N., Green, J., Gregory, C., Andreev, A., Lotzsch, R., Uschmann, I., Zhidkov, A., Kodama, R., McKenna, P. (ed.) & Woolsey, N., 25 May 2016, In : EPL: A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics. 114, 3, 6 p., 35001.

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High resolution Thomson Parabola Spectrometer for full spectral capture of multi-species ion beams

Alejo, A., Kar, S., Tebartz, A., Ahmed, H., Astbury, S., Carroll, D. C., Ding, J., Doria, D., Higginson, A., McKenna, P., Neumann, N., Scott, G. G., Wagner, F., Roth, M. & Borghesi, M., 17 Aug 2016, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 87, 8, 6 p., 083304.

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Influence of laser polarization on collective electron dynamics in ultraintense laser-foil interactions

Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B., Gray, R. J., King, M., Wilson, R., Dance, R. J., Powell, H., MacLellan, D. A., McCreadie, J., Butler, N. M. H., Hawkes, S., Green, J. S., Murphy, C. D., Stockhausen, L. C., Carroll, D. C., Booth, N., Scott, G. G., Borghesi, M., Neely, D. & McKenna, P., 27 Sep 2016, In : High Power Laser Science and Engineering. 4, 7 p., e33.

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Intra-pulse transition between ion acceleration mechanisms in intense laser-foil interactions

Padda, H., King, M., Gray, R. J., Powell, H. W., Izquierdo, B., Stockhausen, L. C., Wilson, R., Carroll, D. C., Dance, R. J., MacLellan, D. A., Yuan, X. H., Butler, N. M. H., Capdessus, R., Borghesi, M., Neely, D. & McKenna, P., 27 Jun 2016, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 6, 6 p., 063116.

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Ion acceleration and plasma jet formation in ultra-thin foils undergoing expansion and relativistic transparency

King, M., Gray, R. J., Powell, H. W., Maclellan, D. A., Izquierdo, B., Stockhausen, L. C., Hicks, G. S., Dover, N. P., Rusby, D. R., Carroll, D. C., Padda, H., Torres, R., Kar, S., Clarke, R. J., Musgrave, I. O., Najmudin, Z., Borghesi, M., Neely, D. & Mckenna, P., 1 Sep 2016, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 829, p. 163-166 4 p.

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Laser driven nuclear physics at ELI–NP

Negoita, F., Roth, M., Thirolf, P. G., Tudisco, S., Hannachi, F., Moustaizis, S., Pomerantz, I., McKenna, P., Fuchs, J., Sphor, K., Acbas, G., Anzalone, A., Audebert, P., Balascuta, S., Cappuzzello, F., Cernaianu, M. O., Chen, S., Dancus, I., Freeman, R., Geissel, H. & 36 others, Genuche, P., Gizzi, L. A., Gobet, F., Gosselin, G., Gugiu, M., Higginson, D. P., D’humières, E., Ivan, C., Jaroszynski, D., Kar, S., Lamia, L., Leca, V., Neagu, L., Lanzalone, G., Méot, V., Mirfayzi, S. R., Mitu, I. O., Morel, P., Murphy, C., Petcu, C., Petrascu, H., Petrone, C., Raczka, P., Risca, M., Rotaru, F., Santos, J. J., Schumacher, D., Stutman, D., Tarisien, M., Tataru, M., Tatulea, B., Turcu, I. C. E., Versteegen, M., Ursescu, D., Gales, S. & Zamfir, N. V., 17 May 2016, In : Romanian Reports in Physics. 68, Supplement, p. S37-S144 108 p.

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Manipulation of the spatial distribution of laser-accelerated proton beams by varying the laser intensity distribution

Aurand, B., Senje, L., Svensson, K., Hansson, M., Higginson, A., Gonoskov, A., Marklund, M., Persson, A., Lundh, O., Neely, D., McKenna, P. & Wahlström, C-G., 18 Feb 2016, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 2, 8 p., 023113.

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Numerical study of neutron beam divergence in a beam-fusion scenario employing laser driven ions

Alejo, A., Green, A., Ahmed, H., Robinson, A. P. L., Cerchez, M., Clarke, R., Doria, D., Dorkings, S., Fernandez, J., McKenna, P., Mirfayzi, S. R., Naughton, K., Neely, D., Norreys, P., Peth, C., Powell, H., Ruiz, J. A., Swain, J., Willi, O., Borghesi, M. & 1 others, Kar, S., 1 Sep 2016, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 829, p. 176-180 5 p.

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Optically controlled dense current structures driven by relativistic plasma aperture-induced diffraction

Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B., Gray, R. J., King, M., Dance, R. J., Wilson, R., McCreadie, J., Butler, N. M. H., Capdessus, R., Hawkes, S., Green, J. S., Borghesi, M., Neely, D. & McKenna, P., 11 Jan 2016, In : Nature Physics. 12, p. 505-512 8 p.

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Plasma scale-length effects on electron energy spectra in high-irradiance laser plasmas

Culfa, O., Tallents, G. J., Rossall, A. K., Wagenaars, E., Ridgers, C. P., Murphy, C. D., Dance, R. J., Gray, R. J., McKenna, P., Brown, C. D. R., James, S. F., Hoarty, D. J., Booth, N., Robinson, A. P. L., Lancaster, K. L., Pikuz, S. A., Faenov, A. Y., Kampfer, T., Schulze, K. S., Uschmann, I. & 1 others, Woolsey, N. C., 6 Apr 2016, In : Physical Review E. 93, 4, 10 p., 043201.

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Pulsed X-ray imaging of high-density objects using a ten picosecond high-intensity laser driver

Rusby, D. R., Brenner, C. M., Armstrong, C., Wilson, L. A., Clarke, R., Alejo, A., Ahmed, H., Butler, N. M. H., Haddock, D., Higginson, A., McClymont, A., Mirfayzi, S. R., Murphy, C., Notley, M., Oliver, P., Allott, R., Hernandez-Gomez, C., Kar, S., McKenna, P. & Neely, D., 25 Oct 2016, In : Proceedings of SPIE. 9992, 8 p., 99920E.

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Radiating electron source generation in ultraintense laser-foil interactions

Capdessus, R., King, M. & McKenna, P., 16 Aug 2016, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 8, 9 p., 083117.

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Role of momentum and velocity for radiating electrons

Capdessus, R., Noble, A., Mckenna, P. & Jaroszynski, D., 26 Feb 2016, In : Physical Review D. 93, 7 p., 045034.

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Scaling of ion spectral peaks in the hybrid RPA-TNSA region

Kakolee, K. F., Borghesi, M., Zepf, M., Kar, S., Doria, D., Ramakrishna, B., Quinn, K., Sarri, G., Osterholz, J., Cerchez, M., Willi, O., Yuan, X. & McKenna, P., 1 Mar 2016, In : Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 68, 6, p. 768-771 4 p.

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Towards optical polarization control of laser-driven proton acceleration in foils undergoing relativistic transparency

Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B., King, M., Gray, R. J., Wilson, R., Dance, R. J., Powell, H., MacLellan, D. A., McCreadie, J., Butler, N. M. H., Hawkes, S., Green, J. S., Murphy, C. D., Stockhausen, L. C., Carroll, D. C., Booth, N., Scott, G. G., Borghesi, M., Neely, D. & McKenna, P., 14 Sep 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, 10 p., 12891.

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