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Reference Number EP/I031464/1
Title XUV interaction and warm dense matter at QUB
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fusion) 10%;
Not Energy Related 90%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr D Riley
No email address given
Mathematics & Physics
Queen's University Belfast
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 May 2011
End Date 31 October 2014
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £628,251
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Northern Ireland
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D Riley , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor LS Lewis , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr M Borghesi , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr KM Zepf , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr B Dromey , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
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Abstract The interaction of XUV photons with matter is an important sub area of warm dense matter studies of key interest in astrophysical plasmas, planetary sciences and fusion sciences. It is also of key interest in advanced lithography methods that will use ~13.5nm XUV photons for processing of next generation electronics. We propose to carry out a study of the interaction of XUV radiation with matter including warm dense matter, with experiments on collisional absorption, ablation with XUV radiation and creation of novel states of matter. We will base the work in large measure at the TARANIS laser facility at QUB but will also use our access to external facilities such as the new XUV and X-ray free electron lasers as well as larger laser facilities.In the proposal our discussion of previous work is centred around TARANIS as this is most relevant and illustrates the potential of the system. In the discussion of experiments, we concentrate on details of a couple of particular experiments that will take a long time to perform and set up as this illustrates the type of complex experiment we will be able to field

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