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Graduate Exam Abstract


Michael Purvis

Ph.D. Preliminary

July 12, 2011, 9am

Engineering B103

Nano-wire plasmas as a source for intense soft x-ray and x-ray pulses


Abstract: Nano-wire targets designed to produce a significant increase in x-ray yield, when irradiated by high intensity laser pulses are examined. Short temporal duration (~150fs) laser pulses are focused tightly onto these targets where a collection of diagnostics will monitor x-ray output. Initial results from an x-ray spectrometer reveal a significant enhancement in soft x-ray production over corresponding flat targets.

Adviser: Jorge Rocca
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Non-ECE Member: Carmen Menoni
Member 3: Mario Marconi
Addional Members: Azer Yalin

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