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Proton acceleration from high-contrast short pulse lasers interacting with sub-micron thin foils

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Proton acceleration from high-contrast short pulse lasers interacting with sub-micron thin foils. / Petrov, G. M.; McGuffey, C.; Thomas, A. G. R.; Krushelnick, K.; Beg, F. N.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 119, No. 5, 053302, 07.02.2016.

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Petrov, GM, McGuffey, C, Thomas, AGR, Krushelnick, K & Beg, FN 2016, 'Proton acceleration from high-contrast short pulse lasers interacting with sub-micron thin foils', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 119, no. 5, 053302. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941318

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Petrov, G. M., McGuffey, C., Thomas, A. G. R., Krushelnick, K., & Beg, F. N. (2016). Proton acceleration from high-contrast short pulse lasers interacting with sub-micron thin foils. Journal of Applied Physics, 119(5), [053302]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941318

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Petrov GM, McGuffey C, Thomas AGR, Krushelnick K, Beg FN. Proton acceleration from high-contrast short pulse lasers interacting with sub-micron thin foils. Journal of Applied Physics. 2016 Feb 7;119(5). 053302. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941318

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Petrov, G. M. ; McGuffey, C. ; Thomas, A. G. R. ; Krushelnick, K. ; Beg, F. N. / Proton acceleration from high-contrast short pulse lasers interacting with sub-micron thin foils. In: Journal of Applied Physics. 2016 ; Vol. 119, No. 5.

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