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Author Snyder, E. M. ♦ Buzza, S. A. ♦ Castleman, A. W. (Jr.)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ ATOMIC CLUSTERS ♦ IONIZATION ♦ XENON IONS ♦ MULTICHARGED IONS ♦ KRYPTON IONS ♦ OXYGEN IONS ♦ CARBON IONS ♦ PARTICLE PRODUCTION ♦ MOLECULAR CLUSTERS ♦ LASERS ♦ IGNITION
Abstract We report the results for the production of highly charged atomic species (e.g., Xe{sup 20+}, Kr{sup 18+}, O{sup 5+}, and C{sup 4+}) resulting from the interaction of intense laser fields (up to {approximately}10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}) with atomic and multicenter molecular clusters. The processes are also investigated using ultrafast pump-probe techniques, showing distinct beating patterns for the ionization structure in the molecular system. A comparison of our results with predictions of several different theoretical models provides strong support for the ionization ignition mechanism. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-10-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 77
Issue Number 16


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