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Optics of Relativistic Electrons in Dense Plasmas for High Energy Density Physics Applications

Optics of Relativistic Electrons in Dense Plasmas for High Energy Density Physics Applications

Objective

During the interaction of high intensity lasers against solid materials, ultra-high magnetic fields (on the order of kiloTesla) are produced on picosecond timescales at the interface that separates regions of different electrical resistivity. Multi-MeV electrons can be reflected or refracted by these fields.

The purpose of this proposed research is to study if these fields can be used to manipulate the phase space of a beam of relativistic electrons, just as linear and nonlinear optical elements can manipulate the phase space of photons.

Applications that will benefit from this research are in the field of High Energy Density Physics (HEDP), including enhanced proton acceleration, warm dense matter studies and laboratory astrophysics.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

Address

Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 194 046,60

Administrative Contact

Sophie Heurtebise (Mrs.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 623978

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    15 September 2014

  • End date

    14 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 194 046,60

  • EU contribution

    € 194 046,60

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France