Generation of superhot electrons by intense field structures

Rainer Salomaa, Seppo Karttunen, P. Mulser, Timo Pättikangas, W. Schneider

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    Abstract

    Strong, localized electrostatic fields created in laser plasma interactions act as a source of hot electrons. We have derived analytical formulas based on adiabatic invariants for explaining of the main characteristics of the electron spectra found in test particle calculations and in full wave-particle simulations. The electrons are treated relativistically. Simple models for phenomenological description of nonlinear wave damping are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSuperstrong Fields in Plasmas
    Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Conference
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
    Pages377-382
    ISBN (Print)1-56396-748-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event1st International Conference on Superstrong Fields in Plasmas - Varenna, Italy
    Duration: 27 Aug 19972 Sep 1997

    Publication series

    SeriesAIP Conference Proceedings
    Volume426
    ISSN0094-243X

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on Superstrong Fields in Plasmas
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityVarenna
    Period27/08/972/09/97

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