Development of a real-time ion spectrometer with a scintillator for laser-driven ion acceleration experiments

Xu Miao-Hua, Li Hong-Wei, Liu Bi-Cheng, Liu Feng , Su Lu-Ning, Du Fei, Zhang Lu, Zheng Yi, Missing Ma Jing-Long, David Neely, Paul McKenna, Wang Zhao-Hua, Wei Zhi-Yi, Yan Xue-Qing, Li Yu-Tong, Li Ying-Jun, Zhang Jie

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Abstract

A real-time ion spectrometer mainly based on a high-resolution Thomson parabola and a plastic scintillator is designed and developed. The spectrometer is calibrated by protons from an electrostatic accelerator. The feasibility and reliability of the diagnostics are demonstrated in laser-driven ion acceleration experiments performed on the XL-II laser facility. The proton spectrum extrapolated from the scintillator data is in excellent agreement with the CR39 spectrum in terms of beam temperature and the cutoff energy. This real-time spectrometer allows an online measurement of the ion spectra in single shot, which enables efficient and statistical studies and applications in high-repetition-rate laser acceleration experiments.

LanguageEnglish
Article number095203
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Miao-Hua, Xu ; Hong-Wei, Li ; Bi-Cheng, Liu ; Feng , Liu ; Lu-Ning, Su ; Fei, Du ; Lu, Zhang ; Yi, Zheng ; Ma Jing-Long, Missing ; Neely, David ; McKenna, Paul ; Zhao-Hua, Wang ; Zhi-Yi, Wei ; Xue-Qing, Yan ; Yu-Tong, Li ; Ying-Jun, Li ; Jie, Zhang . / Development of a real-time ion spectrometer with a scintillator for laser-driven ion acceleration experiments. In: Chinese Physics Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 28, No. 9.
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Development of a real-time ion spectrometer with a scintillator for laser-driven ion acceleration experiments. / Miao-Hua, Xu; Hong-Wei, Li ; Bi-Cheng, Liu; Feng , Liu; Lu-Ning, Su; Fei, Du; Lu, Zhang; Yi, Zheng; Ma Jing-Long, Missing; Neely, David; McKenna, Paul; Zhao-Hua, Wang; Zhi-Yi, Wei ; Xue-Qing, Yan ; Yu-Tong, Li ; Ying-Jun, Li; Jie, Zhang .

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