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Simulations of interactions of high-energy proton beam with high dense matter based on two-dimensional quantum hydrodynamic model

  • Ya Zhang (a1), Yuan-Hong Song (a1) and You-Nian Wang (a1)

This paper presents numerical simulations to study the heating of a solid target under a proton beam pulse interaction. The target is heated by the proton beam pulse with particle energy Eb, intensity N and focal radius rb of transverse Gaussian distribution, with a fixed pulse time 10 ps. The dynamics of target and beam ions are described by a classical hydrodynamic model and the target electrons are described by the quantum hydrodynamic model. Numerical simulations are carried out by employing the two dimensional flux-corrected transport methods. The target is heated to 0.5−5 eV, therefore, warm dense matter is created in the heated target region on a picosecond time scale.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: You-Nian Wang, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China116024. E-mail:
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