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The PETAL+ project: X-ray and charged particle diagnostics for plasma experiments at LMJ-PETAL.

Abstract : The first experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in the US started and will be followed by the Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) in France. Such facilities will provide unique tools for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) physics & for basic science. A petawatt short pulse laser (ps) is being added to the ns pulse beams of the LMJ. This is PETAL (PETawatt Aquitaine Laser), under construction on the LMJ site near Bordeaux (France). The Petal+ project is aiming at the design and construction of diagnostics dedicated to experiments with PETAL and LMJ laser beams. Within Petal+, three types of diagnostics are under study: a proton spectrometer, an electron spectrometer and a large-band X-ray spectrometer. The first goal of these diagnostics will be to characterize the secondary radiation and particle sources produced with PETAL. They will also be used for experiments using both ns and ps beams. In the present paper emphasis is put on the charged-particle diagnostics.
keyword : Proton radiography
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J.E. Ducret, S. Bastiani-Ceccotti, D. Batani, N. Blanchot, E. Brambrink, et al.. The PETAL+ project: X-ray and charged particle diagnostics for plasma experiments at LMJ-PETAL.. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Elsevier, 2013, 720, pp.141-143. ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2012.12.015⟩. ⟨in2p3-00873198⟩



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