Effect of lattice structure on energetic electron transport in solids irradiated by ultraintense laser pulses

P. McKenna, A. P. L. Robinson, D. Neely, M. P. Desjarlais, D. C. Carroll, M. N. Quinn, X. H. Yuan, C. M. Brenner, M. Burza, M. Coury, P. Gallegos, R. J. Gray, K. L. Lancaster, Y. T. Li, X. X. Lin, O. Tresca, C. -G. Wahlstrom

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Abstract

The effect of lattice structure on the transport of energetic (MeV) electrons in solids irradiated by ultraintense laser pulses is investigated using various allotropes of carbon. We observe smooth electron transport in diamond, whereas beam filamentation is observed with less ordered forms of carbon. The highly ordered lattice structure of diamond is shown to result in a transient state of warm dense carbon with metalliclike conductivity, at temperatures of the order of 1-100 eV, leading to suppression of electron beam filamentation.

LanguageEnglish
Article number185004
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume106
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2011

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McKenna, P., Robinson, A. P. L., Neely, D., Desjarlais, M. P., Carroll, D. C., Quinn, M. N., ... Wahlstrom, C. -G. (2011). Effect of lattice structure on energetic electron transport in solids irradiated by ultraintense laser pulses. Physical Review Letters, 106(18), [185004 ]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.185004
McKenna, P. ; Robinson, A. P. L. ; Neely, D. ; Desjarlais, M. P. ; Carroll, D. C. ; Quinn, M. N. ; Yuan, X. H. ; Brenner, C. M. ; Burza, M. ; Coury, M. ; Gallegos, P. ; Gray, R. J. ; Lancaster, K. L. ; Li, Y. T. ; Lin, X. X. ; Tresca, O. ; Wahlstrom, C. -G. / Effect of lattice structure on energetic electron transport in solids irradiated by ultraintense laser pulses. In: Physical Review Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 106, No. 18.
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Effect of lattice structure on energetic electron transport in solids irradiated by ultraintense laser pulses. / McKenna, P.; Robinson, A. P. L.; Neely, D.; Desjarlais, M. P.; Carroll, D. C.; Quinn, M. N.; Yuan, X. H.; Brenner, C. M.; Burza, M.; Coury, M.; Gallegos, P.; Gray, R. J.; Lancaster, K. L.; Li, Y. T.; Lin, X. X.; Tresca, O.; Wahlstrom, C. -G.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 106, No. 18, 185004 , 06.05.2011.

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