Keywords

solids, plasmas, laser-heated, laser-produced

Abstract

We present an analysis of ion temperatures in laser-produced plasmas formed from solids with different initial lattice structures. We show that the equilibrium ion temperature is limited by a mismatch between the initial crystallographic configuration and the close-packed configuration of a strongly-coupled plasma, similar to experiments in ultracold neutral plasmas. We propose experiments to demonstrate and exploit this crystallographic heating in order to produce a strongly coupled plasma with a coupling parameter of several hundred.

Original Publication Citation

M. Lyon, S. D. Bergeson, G. Hart, and M. S. Murillo. Strongly-coupled plasmas formed from laser-heated solids. Sci. Rep. 5, 15693 (2015).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

Language

English

College

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Department

Physics and Astronomy

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Physics Commons

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