2013 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. 27th
Particle-in-call modeling is used to identify the acceleration mechanism responsible for the observed generation of super-hot electrons in ultra-intense laser-plasma interactions with solid targets with pre-formed plasma. Several features of direct laser acceleration (DLA) are identified that drive the generation of super-hot electrons. The electrons that become super-hot are primarily injected by a looping mechanism named loop-injected direct acceleration (LIDA).
Mathematical and Physical Sciences: 3rd Place (The Ohio State University Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum)