Research publications

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Laser-driven X-ray and neutron source development for industrial applications of plasma accelerators” [OPEN ACCESS]
C M Brenner, S R Mirfayzi, D R Rusby, C Armstrong , A Alejo, L A Wilson, R Clarke, H Ahmed, N M H Butler, D Haddock, A Higginson, A McClymont, C Murphy, M Notley, P Oliver, R Allott, C Hernandez-Gomez, S Kar, P McKenna, D Neely. Plasma Physics Controlled Fusion, 58 014039
(2016)

Modelling the effect of laser focal spot size on sheath- accelerated protons in intense laser–foil interactions” [OPEN ACCESS]
C. M. Brenner, P. McKenna and D. Neely. Plasma Physics Controlled Fusion, 56 084003 (2014)

High energy conversion efficiency in laser-proton acceleration by controlling laser-energy deposition onto thin foil targets” [OPEN ACCESS]
C M Brenner, A P L Robinson, K Markey, R H H Scott, R J Gray, M Rosinski, O Deppert, J Badziak, D Batani, J R Davies, S M Hassan, K L Lancaster, K Li, I O Musgrave, P A Norreys, J Pasley, M Roth, H.-P Schlenvoigt, C Spindloe, M Tatarakis, T Winstone, J Wolowski, D Wyatt, P Mckenna, D Neely. Applied Physics Letters, 104 081123 (2014)

“Dependence of laser accelerated protons on laser energy following the interaction of defocused, intense laser pulses with ultra-thin targets”
C. M. Brenner, J. S. Green, A. P. L. Robinson, D. C. Carroll, B. Dromey, P. S. Foster, S. Kar, Y. T. Li, K. Markey, C. Spindloe, M. J. V. Streeter, M. Tolley, C. –G. Wahlstrom, M. H. Xu, M. Zepf, P. McKenna and D. Neely. Laser and Particle Beams, 29 (3), 345-351 (2011)

A laser driven pulsed X-ray backscatter technique for enhanced penetrative imaging
R M Deas, L A Wilson, D Rusby, A Alejo, R Allott, P P Black, S E Black, M Borghesi, C M Brenner, J Bryant, R J Clarke, J C Collier, B Edwards, P Foster, J Greenhalgh, C Hernandez-Gomez, S Kar, D Lockley, R M Moss, Z Najmudin, R Pattahill, D Symes, M D Whittle, J C Wood, P McKenna and D Neely, Journal of X-ray Science and Technology, 23 791-797 (2015)

“Laser pulse propagation and enhanced energy coupling to fast electrons in dense plasma gradients”
R J Gray, D C Carroll, X H Yuan, C M Brenner, M Burza, M Coury, K L Lancaster, X X Lin, Y T Li, D Neely, M N Quinn, O Tresca, C-G Wahlström and P McKenna, New Journal of Physics, 16 113075 (2014)

“High order harmonics from relativistic electron spikes”
A S Pirozhkov, M Kando, T Z Esirkepov, P Gallegos, H Ahmed, E N Ragozin, A Y Faenov, T A Pikuz, T Kawachi, A Sagisaka, J K Koga, M Coury, J Green, P Foster, C Brenner, B Dromey, D R Symes, M Mori, K Kawase, T Kameshima, Y Fukuda, L Chen, I Daito, K Ogura, Y Hayashi, H Kotaki, H Kiriyama, H Okada, N Nishimori, T Imazono, K Kondo, T Kimura, T Tajima, H Daido, R Pattathil, P McKenna, M Borghesi, D Neely, Y Kato and S V Bulanov, New Journal of Physics, 16 093003 (2014)

Enhanced proton beam collimation in the ultra-intense short pulse regime” [OPEN ACCESS]
J S Green, N P Dover, M Borghesi, C M Brenner, F H Cameron, D C Carroll, P S Foster, P Gallegos, G Gregori, P McKenna, C D Murphy, Z Najmudin, C A J Palmer, R Prasad, L Romagnani, K E Quinn, J Schreiber, M J V Streeter, S Ter-Avetisyan, O Tresca, M Zepf and D Neely. Plasma Physics Controlled Fusion, 56 084001 (2014)

“The influence of preformed plasma on the surface-guided lateral transport of energetic electrons in ultraintense short laser–foil interactions”
X. H. Yuan, D. C. Carroll, J. Zheng, J. L. Liu, R. J . Gray, C. M. Brenner, M. Coury, L. M. Chen, Y. Fang, O. Tresca, B. Zielbauer, T. Kuhl, Y. T. Li, D. Neely, Z. M. Sheng, P. McKenna. Plasma Physics Controlled Fusion, 56 055001 (2014)

“Instrumentation for diagnostics and control of laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams.”
P R Bolton, M Borghesi, C Brenner, D C Carroll, C De Martinis, A Flacco, V Floquet, J Fuchs, P Gallegos, D Giove, J S Green, S Green, B Jones, D Kirby, P McKenna, D Neely, F Nuesslin, R Prasad, S Reinhardt, M Roth, U Schramm, G G Scott, S Ter-Avetisyan, M Tolley, G Turchetti, J J Wilkens. Physica Medica, 30 256-270, (2014)

“Injection and transport properties of fast electrons in ultraintense laser-solid interactions”
M. Coury, D. C. Carroll, A. P. L. Robinson, X. H. Yuan, C. M. Brenner, M. Burza, R. J. Gray, K. L. Lancaster, Y. T. Li, X. X. Lin, D. A. MacLellan, H. Powell, M. N. Quinn, O. Tresca, C.-G. Wahlström, D. Neely, P. McKenna. Physics of Plasmas, 20 043104 (2013)

“Multi-pulse enhanced laser ion acceleration using plasma half cavity targets”
G. G. Scott, J. S. Green, V. Bagnoud, C. Brabetz, C. M. Brenner, D. C. Carroll, D. A. MacLellan, A. P. L. Robinson, M. Roth, C. Spindloe, F. Wagner, B. Zielbauer, P. McKenna, D. Neely. Applied Physics Letters, 101 024101 (2012)

“Controlling fast electron beam divergence via temporal shaping of the laser intensity envelope”
R. H. H. Scott, C. Beaucourt, H.-P. Schlenvoigt, K. Markey, K. L. Lancaster, C. P. Ridgers, C. M. Brenner, J. Pasley, R. J. Gray, I. O. Musgrave, A. P. L Robinson, K. Li, M. M. Notley, J. R. Davies, S. D. Baton, J. J. Santos, J.-L. Feugeas, Ph. Nicolaï, et al, Physical Review Letters, 109 015001, (2012)

“Soft X-ray harmonic comb from relativistic electron spikes”
A. S. Pirozhkov, M. Kando, T. Zh. Esirkepov, P. Gallegos, H. Ahmed, E. N. Ragozin, A. Ya. Faenov, T. A. Pikuz, T. Kawachi, A. Sagisaka, J. K. Koga, M. Coury, J. Green, P. Foster, C. Brenner, B. Dromey, D. R. Symes, M. Mori, K. Kawase, T. Kameshima, Y. Fukuda, L. Chen, I. Daito, K. Ogura, Y. Hayashi, H. Kotaki, H. Kiriyama, H. Okada, N. Nishimori, T. Imazono, K. Kondo, T. Kimura, T. Tajima, H. Daido, P. Rajeev, P. McKenna, M. Borghesi, D. Neely, Y. Kato and S. V. Bulanov. Physical Review Letters, 108 135004 (2012)

“Quasi-monochromatic pencil beam of laser-driven protons generated using a conical cavity target holder”
M. Nishiuchi, A. S. Pirozhkov, H. Sakaki, K. Ogura, T. Zh. Esirkepov, T. Tanimoto, M. Kanasaki, A. Yogo, T. Hori, A. Sagisaka, Y. Fukuda, Y. Matsumoto, S. Entani, S. Sakai, C. Brenner, D. Neely, T. Yamauchi, S. V. Bulanov and K. Kondo. Physics of Plasmas, 19 030706 (2012)

“Influence of laser irradiated spot size on energetic injection and proton acceleration in foil targets”
M. Coury, D. C. Carroll, A. P. L. Robinson, X. H. Yuan, C. M. Brenner, M. Burza, R. J. Gray, M. N. Quinn, K. L. Lancaster, Y. T. Li, X. X. Lin, O. Tresca, C.-G. Wahlström, D. Neely, and P. McKenna. Applied Physics Letters 100, 074105 (2012)

“The progress in the laser-driven proton acceleration experiment JAEA with table-tip Ti:Sappire laser system”
M. Nishiuchi, K. Ogura, A. S. Pirozhkov, T. Tanimoto, A. Yogo, H. Sakaki, T. Hori, Y. Fukuda, M. Kanasaki, A. Sagisake, M. Tampo, H. Kiriyama, T. Shimomura, K. Kondo, S. Kawanishi, C. Brenner and D. Neely, Proceedings of SPIE, 8079, (2011)

“Controlling the properties of ultraintense laser–proton sources using transverse refluxing of hot
electrons in shaped mass-limited targets”
O Tresca, D C Carroll, X H Yuan, B Aurand, V Bagnoud, C M Brenner, M Coury, J Fils, R J Gray, T Kühl, C Li, Y T Li, X X Lin, M N Quinn, R G Evans, B Zielbauer, M Roth, D Neely and P McKenna, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 53, 105008 (2011)

“Effect of lattice structure on energetic electron transport in solids irradiated by ultraintense laser
pulses”
P. McKenna, A. P. L. Robinson, D. Neely, M. P. Desjarlais, D. C. Carroll, M. N. Quinn, X. H. Yuan, C. M. Brenner, M. Burza, M. Coury, P. Gallegos, R. J. Gray, K. L. Lancaster, Y. T. Li, X. X. Lin, O. Tresca, and C.-G. Wahlström. Physical Review Letters, 106, 185004 (2011)

“Scintillator-based ion beam profiler for diagnosing laser-accelerated ion beams”
J. S. Green, M. Borghesi, C. M. Brenner, D. C. Carroll, N. P. Dover, P. S. Foster, P. Gallegos, S. Green, D. Kirby, K.J. Kirkby, P. McKenna, M. J. Merchant, Z. Najmudin, C. A. J. Palmer, D. Parker, R. Prasad, K.E. Quinn, P. P. Rajeev, M. P. Read, L. Romagnani, J. Schreiber, M. J. V. Streeter, O. Tresca, M. Zepf and D. Neely. Proc. SPIE 8079, 807919 (2011)

“Refluxing of fast electrons in solid targets irradiated by intense, picosecond laser pulses”
M N Quinn, X H Yuan, X X Lin, D C Carroll, O Tresca, R J Gray, M Coury, C Li, Y T Li, C M Brenner, A P L Robinson, D Neely, B Zielbauer, B Aurand, J Fils, T Kuehl and P McKenna. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 53 025007 (2011)

“Surface transport of energetic electrons in intense picosecond laser-foil interactions”
R. J. Gray, X. H. Yuan, D. C. Carroll, C. M. Brenner, M. Coury, M. N. Quinn, O. Tresca, B. Zielbauer, B. Aurand, V. Bagnoud, J. Fils, T. Kühl,X. X. Lin, C. Li, Y. T. Li, M. Roth, D. Neely and P. McKenna. Applied Physics Letters 99, 171502 (2011)

“Proton acceleration using 50 fs, high intensity ASTRA-Gemini laser pulses”.
R. Prasad, , S. Ter-Avetisyan, D. Doria, K.E. Quinn, L. Romagnani, P.S. Foster, C.M. Brenner, J.S. Green, P. Gallegos, M.J.V. Streeter, D.C. Carroll, O. Tresca, N.P. Dover, C.A.J. Palmer, J. Schreiber, D. Neely, Z. Najmudin, P. McKenna, M. Zepf and M. Borghesi. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 653 (1), 113–115 (2011)

“Spatially resolved X-ray spectroscopy using a flat HOPG crystal”
X.H. Yuan, D.C.Carroll, M.Coury, R.J.Gray, C.M.Brenner, X.X.Lin, Y.T.Li, M.N. Quinn, O.Tresca, B.Zielbauer, D.Neely, P.McKenna. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 653 (1), 145–149 (2011).

“Relativistic plasma surfaces as an efficient second harmonic generator”
M.J.V. Streeter, P.S. Foster, F.H. Cameron, M. Borghesi, C.M. Brenner, D.C. Carroll, E. Divall, N.P. Dover, B. Dromey, P. Gallegos, J.S. Green, S. Hawkes, C.J. Hooker, S. Kar, P. McKenna, S.R. Nagel, Z. Najmudin, C.A.J. Palmer, R. Prasad, K.E. Quinn, P.P. Rajeev, A.P.L. Robinson, L. Romagnani, J. Schreiber, C. Spindloe, S. Ter-Avetisyan, O. Tresca, M. Zepf and D. Neely. New Journal of Physics, 13 023041 (2011)

“Fast ion acceleration from thin foils irradiated by ultra-high intensity, ultra-high contrast laser pulses”
R. Prasad, A. A. Andreev, S. Ter-Avetisyan, D. Doria, K. E. Quinn, L. Romagnani, C. M. Brenner, D. C. Carroll, N. P. Dover, D. Neely, P. S. Foster, P. Gallegos, J. S. Green, P. McKenna, Z. Najmudin, C. A. J. Palmer, J. Schreiber, M. J. V. Streeter, O. Tresca, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi. Applied Physics Letters. 99, 121504 (2011)

“Spectral Enhancement in the Double Pulse Regime of Laser Proton Acceleration”
K. Markey, P. McKenna, C. M. Brenner, D. C. Carroll, M. M. Gunther, K. Harres, S. Kar, K. Lancaster, F. Nu¨rnberg, M. N. Quinn, A. P. L. Robinson, M. Roth, M. Zepf, and D. Neely. Physical Review Letters, 105, 195008 (2010)

“Enhanced proton flux in the MeV range by defocused laser irradiation”
J S Green, D C Carroll, C Brenner, B Dromey, P S Foster, S Kar, Y T Li, K Markey, P McKenna, D Neely, A P L Robinson, M J V Streeter, M Tolley, C-G Wahlström, M H Xu and M Zepf. New Journal of Physics, 12, 085012 (2010).

“Carbon ion acceleration from thin foil targets irradiated by ultra-high contrast, ultraintense laser pulses”
D C Carroll, O Tresca, R Prasad, L Romagnani, P S Foster, P Gallegos S Ter-Avetisyan, J S Green, M J V Streeter, N Dover, C A J Palmer, C M Brenner, F H Cameron, K E Quinn, J Schreiber, A P L Robinson, T Baeva, M N Quinn, X H Yuan, Z Najmudin, M Zepf, D Neely, M Borghesi and P McKenna. New Journal of Physics, 12, 045020 (2010).

“Calibration of Thomson parabola—MCP assembly for multi-MeV ion spectroscopy”
R. Prasad, D. Doria, S. Ter-Avetisyan, P.S. Foster, K.E. Quinn, L. Romagnani, C.M. Brenner, J.S. Green, P. Gallegos, M.J.V. Streeter, D.C. Carroll, O. Tresca, N. Dover, C.A.J. Palmer, J. Schreiber, D. Neely, Z. Najmudin, P. McKenna, M. Zepf and M. Borghesi. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 623 (2), 712–715 (2010).

“Evolution of elastic x-ray scattering in laser-shocked warm dense lithium”
N. L. Kugland, G. Gregori, S. Bandyopadhyay, C. M. Brenner, C. R. D. Brown, C. Constantin, S. H. Glenzer, F. Y. Khattak, A. L. Kritcher, C. Niemann, A. Otten, J. Pasley, A. Pelka, M. Roth, C. Spindloe, and D. Riley. Physical Review E, 80, 066406 (2009).