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Title: Ion Motion in Self-Modulated Plasma Wakefield Accelerators
Authors: Vieira, J.
Fonseca, R. A.
Mori, W. B.
Silva, L. O.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract: The effects of plasma ion motion in self-modulated plasma-based accelerators are examined. An analytical model describing ion motion in the narrow beam limit is developed and confirmed through multidimensional particle-in-cell simulations. It is shown that the ion motion can lead to the early saturation of the self-modulation instability and to the suppression of the accelerating gradients. This can reduce the total energy that can be transformed into kinetic energy of accelerated particles. For the parameters of future proton-driven plasma accelerator experiments, the ion dynamics can have a strong impact. Possible methods to mitigate the effects of the ion motion in future experiments are demonstrated.
Description: WOS:000309589600007 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
“Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2013”
Peer reviewed: Sim
URI: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.145005
https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/public/pub/id/11205
http://hdl.handle.net/10071/7107
ISSN: 0031-9007
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.145005
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