Evaporation of an anisotropic nanoplasma
1 Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
4 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
5 Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue B109, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
6 Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
7 Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics, Technical University of Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
8 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Published online: 16 April 2019
Intense laser induced plasma dynamics in sub-micron scale helium droplets are monitored by femtosecond time-resolved X-ray coherent diffractive imaging. Anisotropic surface softening and strongly anisotropic shrinking of the plasma core are observed.
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