26 January 2020 to 1 February 2020
Europe/Berlin timezone

Laser-driven X-ray sources for investigating extreme states of matter generated by intense heavy ion beams

27 Jan 2020, 17:00


Waldemar-Petersen-Haus Oberseitestraße 38 A-6992 Hirschegg/Kleinwalsertal


Zsuzsanna Slattery-Major (GSI, Darmstadt)


One of the unique features of the infrastructure and facilities at GSI is the possibility to carry out experiments combining the heavy-ion beam of the accelerator with the high-power laser PHELIX. With the new beamline guiding the long-pulse (nanosecond) beam of PHELIX to the HHT experimental cave, which is currently being installed at GSI, new diagnostic methods for the investigation of heavy-ion heated states of matter will become available in the near future. These include using laser-driven X-rays for diffraction, imaging or spectroscopy for investigating the behavior of matter under such conditions. After a brief report on the status of the beamline we will discuss our plans for first experiments using the new capabilities at HHT. We have also performed a preliminary study into characterizing the laser-driven X-ray source in order to experimentally confirm the feasibility of our plans, which we will also present here.

Primary author


Dr Bernhard Zielbauer (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH) Dr Paul Neumayer (GSI, Darmstadt) Udo Eisenbarth (GSI, Darmstadt) Dr Vincent Bagnoud (GSI, Darmstadt)

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