January 29, 2010

SPEAKER: Steve Lidia (LBNL)
TITLE: Manipulating ion beams for high energy density physics studies
DATE: Friday, January 29, 2010
TIME: 10:30 PM
LOCATION: BLDG 71B, conference room

Ion beams have several unique advantages over lasers in producing high energy density (HED) conditions in bulk matter. To obtain the required beam intensities and pulse fluences to create HED conditions in laboratory samples, intense ion beams must be produced and subsequently compressed in three dimensions. Emittance-preserving beam manipulations are employed to increase laboratory beam densities by several orders of magnitude. We describe recent, current, and upcoming beam experiments within the HIFS-VNL to create the beams that produce increasingly higher energy density conditions.

After completing his tour-de-AFRD, Steve Lidia currently resides in the Fusion Science and Ion Beam Technology Program where he is workingas an experimentalist. Previous years found him working on novelphotoinjector designs and high brightness electron beam gymnastics,superconducting rf linac design, microwave FELs, and two beam accelerators. He knows his way around digital sampling scopes and PIC codes.
Steve joined the laboratory in 1995 and received his Ph.D. in 1999 from U.C. Davis.

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