Filamentation due to the Weibel Instability in two counterstreaming laser ablated plasmas

Quan Li Dong, Dawei Yuan, Lan Gao, Xun Liu, Yangao Chen, Qing Jia, Neng Hua, Zhanfeng Qiao, Ming Chen, Baoqiang Zhu, Jianqiang Zhu, Gang Zhao, Hantao Ji, Zheng Ming Sheng, Jie Zhang

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Weibel-type filamentation instability was observed in the interaction of two counter streaming laser ablated plasma flows, which were supersonic, collisionless, and closely relevant to astrophysical conditions. The plasma flows were created by irradiating a pair of oppositely standing plastic (CH) foils with 1ns-pulsed laser beams of total energy of 1.7 kJ in two laser spots. With characteristics diagnosed in experiments, the calculated features of Weibel-type filaments are in good agreement with measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012061
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 26 2016
Event9th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2015 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2015Sep 25 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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