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Developments toward hard X-ray radiography on heavy-ion heated dense plasmas

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 October 2014

K. Li
ExtreMe Matter Institute, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Joint Laboratory on High Power Laser and Physics, SIOM, Shanghai, China
B. Borm
Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
F. Hug
Institut für Kernphysik,TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
D. Khaghani
ExtreMe Matter Institute, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
B. Löher
ExtreMe Matter Institute, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
D. Savran
ExtreMe Matter Institute, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
N. A. Tahir
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
P. Neumayer*
ExtreMe Matter Institute, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Address correspondence and reprint requests to: P. Neumayer, ExtreMe Matter Institute, GSI, Planckstr. 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany. E-mail:


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.

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