News Archive: 2017
2017 SULI Students and Mentors.
HEDS researchers have observed the Weibel instability that is responsible for magnetic field generation and believed to be important for the early stages of generating cosmic rays
3D simulation showing the interaction of the laser with the hydrogen jet and the development of strong (100 MG) filamentary magnetic fields on the rear side
New experiments on the Draco laser (Germany) and the Texas Petawatt have successfully completed indicating high-energy laser produced protons. These experiments are motivated by large-scale 3D particle in cell simulations. The simulations indicate that the interaction of an intense short-pulse laser beam with a cryogenic hydrogen target is capable of producing a proton beam with energies up to 60 MeV.
The NIF user office announced 10 new discovery science awards for NIF shot time beginning in the spring of 2018. Two of these experiments, selected from among 26 proposals submitted last summer, are led or co-led by SLAC scientists investigating cosmic ray acceleration and brown dwarfs physics.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University has become an Institutional Member of Fusion Power Associates (FPA). Professor Siegfried H. Glenzer, Director of HED science at SLAC, will be the Institute's representative to FPA.