solids, plasmas, laser-heated, laser-produced
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).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lyon, M.; Bergeson, Scott D.; Hart, G.; and Murillo, M. S., "Strongly-Coupled Plasmas Formed from Laser-Heated Solids" (2015). All Faculty Publications. 1840.
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Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
© 2015 Nature Publishing Group. This article is the Version of Record published by Nature Publishing Group in Scientific Reports in 2015, available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4621604/
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