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13 September 2005 Ablation rates of iron and aluminium measured using an x-ray laser
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The ablation of plain aluminium foil and aluminium foil with a thin (50 nm) iron coating was observed using a neon-like zinc x-ray laser. The 21.2 nm x-ray laser was produced by a double pass of a 3 cm long zinc target at the PALS centre in Prague. The x-ray laser was used to probe the sample targets as they were heated by a separate laser beam of 10 J, focussed to a 100 micron diameter spot. The data from the experiment are presented and compared with Ehybrid simulations and simple ablation rate calculations.
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M. H. Edwards, P. Mistry, D. S. Whittaker, M. Vopsaroiu, G. J. Pert, G. J. Tallents, B. Rus, T. Mocek, M. Kozlova, J. Polan, A. Praeg, M. Stupka, and P. Homer "Ablation rates of iron and aluminium measured using an x-ray laser", Proc. SPIE 5919, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI, 59190R (13 September 2005);


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