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Ablation rates of iron and aluminium measured using an x-ray laser

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  • M. H. Edwards
  • P. Mistry
  • D. S. Whittaker
  • Dr Melvin Vopson
  • G. J. Pert
  • G. J. Tallents
  • B. Rus
  • T. Mocek
  • M. Koslovà
  • J. Polan
  • A. Praeg
  • M. Stupka
  • P. Homer

The ablation of plain aluminium foil and aluminium foil with a thin (50 nm) iron coating was observed using a neon-like zinc x-ray laser. The 21.2 nm x-ray laser was produced by a double pass of a 3 cm long zinc target at the PALS centre in Prague. The x-ray laser was used to probe the sample targets as they were heated by a separate laser beam of 10 J, focussed to a 100 micron diameter spot. The data from the experiment are presented and compared with Ehybrid simulations and simple ablation rate calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number59190R
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventSoft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20053 Aug 2005

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