Edwards, M.H., Whittaker, D., Booth, N., Pert, G.J., Tallents, G.J., Rus, B., Mocek, T., Koslová, M., McKenna, C., Delserieys, A., Lewis, C.L.S., Notley, M., Neely, D. and Mistry, P. (2006) Opacity Measurements of a Hot Iron Plasma Using an X-Ray Laser. Physical Review Letters, 97 (3). 035001-1. ISSN 1079-7114
The temporal evolution of the opacity of an iron plasma at high temperature (30–350 eV) and high density (0.001–0.2 g cm-3) has been measured using a nickel-like silver x-ray laser at 13.9 nm. The hot dense iron plasma was created in a thin (50 nm) iron layer buried 80 nm below the surface in a plastic target that was heated using a separate 80 ps pulse of 6–9 J, focused to a 100 µm diameter spot. The experimental opacities are compared with opacities evaluated from plasma conditions predicted using a fluid and atomic physics code.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Physics (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2009 12:29|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2009 12:29|
|Publisher:||The American Physical Society.|