Experimental Campaigns


A stretch of the TARANIS laser

Laser Experiments

The team has completed the following experiments in relation to laser-driven ion acceleration:

Facility: GEMINI laser
PI: M. Borghesi
Experiment: 13210014, Ion acceleration via ultrathin target drive on the GEMINI facility
Institution: STFC, Central Laser Facility
Provided Resource: 5 weeks Beam time

Facility: VULCAN laser
PI: P. McKenna
Experiment: 13210048, title: Towards mono-energetic ion acceleration via shocks driven by tailored laser pulses
Institution: STFC, Central Laser Facility
Provided Resource: 5 weeks beamtime

Facility: PHELIX laser GSI
Experiment: P120 - Absorption of ultra-intense laser pulses in near-critical density plasma
Institution: GSI Darmstadt
Provided Resource: Beamline time
(Publication forthcoming)

Facility: VULCAN Petawatt
PI: P.McKenna
Experiment: 15210002, Collimated, high density jets of multi-MeV electrons from near-critical density targets
Institution: STFC, Central Laser Facility
Provided Resource Beamline time

Facility: LNS Tandem accelerator
PI: M. Borghesi
Experiment: LASERDRIVEN, Calibration of Gafchromic EBT3 Film to Carbon ions in the MeV/n range
Institution: Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy)
Provided Resource: beamline time

Facility: LNS CS Accelerator
PI: M. Borghesi
Experiment: EB-HLET, Response of Gafchromic EBT2/EBT3 Film to High-LET radiation
Institution: Laboratori nazionali del sud, Catania (italy)
Provided Resource: Beamline time

Facility: Accelerator Test Facility
Institution: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Provided Resource: Laser access (8 weeks in 2015-16)

Facility: TARANIS laser facility
Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Provided Resource: Laser access (15 weeks in 2013-16)

Facility: VULCAN Petawatt
PI: D.Neely
Experiment: 13210073, Deuterium Hydrogen composite beams
Institution: STFC, Central Laser Facility
Provided Resource: Laser Beamtime

Facility: VULCAN Petawatt
PI: M. Roth (GSI)
Experiment: 13210007, Probing new laser driven ion acceleration schemes with thin cryogenic targets
Institution: STFC, Central Laser Facility
Provided Resource: Laser Beamtime

 


Dr Pankaj Chaudhary at RAL, checking cells after irradiation

Radiobiology experiments

The team has completed the following experiments on the radiobiology front:

Facility: GEMINI laser
PI Borghesi, expt 12210026, Title: Biological effects of ion irradiation at ultrahigh dose rates
Institution: STFC, Central Laser Facility
Provided Resource: 6 weeks Beamtime

Facility: VULCAN Petawatt
PI: M. Borghesi
Exp: 15110015, High dose-rate effects in cell radiobiology employing ultrashort ion bursts
Institution: STFC, Central Laser Facility
Provided Resource Beamline time
(publications in preparation)

Facility: LULI2000
Expt: 14PSE1, Proton irradiation of cellular media at ultrahigh dose rates)
Institution: Laboratoire pour l'Utilisaton des Lasers Intenses, Ecole Poltechnique, Palaiseau (France)
Provided Resource: Laser Beamtime

Facility: Clatterbridge Oncology Centre
Institution: Clatterbridge Oncology Centre
Provided Resource Access to 60MeV proton beam
(Publication in preparation)

Facility: Prague Proton Therapy Centre
Institution: Prague Proton Therapy Centre
Provided Resource: Access to Clincal proton beamlines

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