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Study of a colliding laser-produced plasma by analysis of time and space-resolved image spectra

Luna, H. and Kavanagh, Kevin D. and Costello, John T. (2007) Study of a colliding laser-produced plasma by analysis of time and space-resolved image spectra. Journal of Applied Physics, 101 (3). ISSN 0021-8979

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The interaction of two counter-propagating laser-produced plasmas was studied using simultaneous imaging and spectroscopic techniques. Spectrally-filtered time-gated ICCD imaging was used to obtain information about the spatial dynamics and temporal evolution of the collision process. While, time-resolved imaging spectroscopy was used to determine the spatial and temporal distributions of electron temperature and density within the interaction region. We examine specifically the interaction of plasmas whose parameters match those typically used in pulsed laser deposition of thin films. These low temperature plasmas are highly collisional leading to the creation of a pronounced stagnation layer in the interaction region.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:thin films; ICCD imaging; laser plasmas;
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Thin films
Physical Sciences > Laser plasmas
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Physical Sciences
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:75
Deposited On:20 Apr 2007 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 30 Jan 2009 13:53

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