Laser and Particle Beams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Current impact factor: 1.30

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.295
2013 Impact Factor 1.701
2012 Impact Factor 2.016
2011 Impact Factor 1.623
2010 Impact Factor 3.656
2008 Impact Factor 4.42
2007 Impact Factor 4.696
2006 Impact Factor 3.958
2005 Impact Factor 2.59
2004 Impact Factor 0.575
2003 Impact Factor 0.646
2002 Impact Factor 0.487
2001 Impact Factor 0.518
2000 Impact Factor 0.651
1999 Impact Factor 0.553
1998 Impact Factor 0.685
1997 Impact Factor 0.49

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.32
Cited half-life 7.00
Immediacy index 0.28
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.35
Other titles Laser and particle beams (Online)
ISSN 1469-803X
OCLC 45275830
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Propagation of Gaussian X-ray laser beam is presented in collisional quantum plasma and the beam width oscillation is studied along the propagation direction. It is noticed that due to energy absorption in collisional plasma, the laser energy drops to an amount less than the critical value of the self-focusing effect and consequently, the laser beam defocuses. It is found that the oscillation amplitude of the laser spot size enhances while passing through collisional plasma. For the greater values of collision frequency, the beam width oscillates with higher amplitude and defocuses in a shallower plasma depth. Also, it is realized that in a dense plasma environment, the laser self-focusing occurs earlier with the higher oscillation amplitude, smaller laser spot size and more oscillations.
    Laser and Particle Beams 05/2015; 33(3). DOI:10.1017/S0263034615000063
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    ABSTRACT: We have studied the potential of hard X-ray radiography as a diagnostic in high energy density experiments, proposed for the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). We present synthetic radiographic images generated from hydrodynamic simulations of the target evolution. The results suggest that high-resolution density measurements can be obtained from powerful hard X-ray sources driven by a PW-class high-energy laser system. Test measurements of a prototype hard X-ray imaging detector for photon energies above 100 keV are presented.
    Laser and Particle Beams 09/2014; 32(04):631. DOI:10.1017/S0263034614000652

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    ABSTRACT: The remaining challenges, developing the relativistic electron beam sources, stimulate the investigations of cathode materials. Carbon-fiber-aluminum composite is the most appropriate cathode materials to construct the robust relativistic electron beam sources. Carbon-fiber-aluminum composite is treated by a non-equilibrium atmospheric plasma torch with a copper electrode based on high-voltage gas discharge. The axial and radial distributions of the plasma torch temperature are measured to determine the optimal treatment temperature and location. Copper-oxide particles with diameters of less than 1 mu m are deposited onto the surface of the carbon-fibers and a layer of copper-oxide covers the entire surface as the treatment time is increased. Raman spectroscopy suggests that although the locations of the D and G band are similar, the areas of the D and G bands increase after the plasma treatment due to the reduced graphite crystalline size in the carbon-fibers. Analysis of the copper electrode surface discloses materials ablation arising from the discharge which releases copper from the source. Our results reveal that the atmospheric plasma torch generated by high-voltage discharge is promising in the surface modification of the carbon-fiber-reinforced aluminum composite. Further, the plasma produced by atmospheric plasma torch is dusty plasma, due to the participation of liberated copper particles. The plasma torch was analyzed by fluid dynamics, in terms of plasma density, plasma expansion velocity, and internal pressure, and it was found that the plasma produced by atmospheric torch is supersonic flow.
    Laser and Particle Beams 02/2014; 32(01). DOI:10.1017/S0263034613000888
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we are presenting the microwave emission results of a vircator that emits its radiation lying well-within the microwave range of electromagnetic spectrum viz 4–8 GHz and the energy needed per shot is as low as 25 Joules only. In this reported experiment, the pulse forming line is charged to a voltage of 160 kV and the measured diode voltage is 50 kV in the experiment. The primary energy is nearly 50 Joules only and hence the energy efficiency of the high voltage pulse transformer and pulse forming line combination for the given experiment is nearly 50%. The experiment is the first of its kind in establishing (experimentally) the low voltage operation of a conventional vircator, which has a planar cylindrical cathode and stainless steel mesh anode, for the microwave emission purpose. Moreover, because of the low voltage and low energy operation we could operate the whole system in repetitive mode and we could achieve as high as 4 Hz operation with this device. Interestingly, the current density of the velvet cathode used in the present experiment is nearly 300 A/cm2 in the present reported set of experiments. One interesting observation emerging out from the present experiment is that in the low voltage operation of the vircator the beam acceleration potential is relatively low and hence the axial velocities of reflexing electrons (trapped between cathode and virtual cathode) is also limited and far less than 1.8 × 108 m/s and hence with small anode cathode gaps like that of 3 mm, which is the case of present experiments, it becomes feasible to achieve radiation frequency of 4–8 GHz from the vircator.
    Laser and Particle Beams 12/2013; 31(4):627-634. DOI:10.1017/S0263034613000426
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    ABSTRACT: We present a three-dimensional code for the optimization of energy storage, heat deposition, and amplification in square-shaped laser slabs and multi-slab laser amplifiers. The influence of the slab dimensions, slab face and edge reflectivities, pump parameters, and operating temperature on amplified spontaneous emission and stored energy has been investigated. The multi-slab and single-slab configurations are compared, analyzing in detail the influence of the absorption cladding for the suppression of amplified spontaneous emission radiation.
    Laser and Particle Beams 12/2013; 31(04). DOI:10.1017/S0263034613000505