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dc.contributor.authorCairns, R. A.
dc.contributor.authorBingham, R.
dc.contributor.authorTrines, R. G. M.
dc.contributor.authorNorreys, P.
dc.identifier.citationCairns , R A , Bingham , R , Trines , R G M & Norreys , P 2015 , ' Weak collisionless shocks in laser-plasmas ' , Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion , vol. 57 , no. 4 , 044008 .
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dc.description.abstractWe obtain a theory describing laminar shock-like structures in a collisionless plasma and examine the parameter limits, in terms of the ion sound Mach number and the electron/ion temperature ratio, within which these structures exist. The essential feature is the inclusion of finite ion temperature with the result that some ions are reflected from a potential ramp. This destroys the symmetry between upstream and downstream regions that would otherwise give the well-known ion solitary wave solution. We have shown earlier (Cairns et al 2014 Phys. Plasmas 21 022112) that such structures may be relevant to problems such as the existence of strong, localized electric fields observed in laser compressed pellets and laser acceleration of ions. Here we present results on the way in which these structures may produce species separation in fusion targets and suggest that it may be possible to use shock ion acceleration for fast ignition.
dc.relation.ispartofPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusionen
dc.rights© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd.en
dc.subjectLaser plasmaen
dc.subjectCollisionless shocken
dc.subjectIon accelerationen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleWeak collisionless shocks in laser-plasmasen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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