Advanced laser-ion acceleration strategies towards next generation healthcare

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Mathematics and Physics

Abstract

The project aims to reach an important milestone towards the development of innovative healthcare technologies: all-optical delivery of dense, high-repetition ion beams at energies above the threshold for deep-seated tumour treatment and diagnosis (~200 MeV/nucleon). Driven from an immediate impact in accelerator science, the flexibility and compactness of the planned solutions, jointly with other potential advantages of laser-based systems, could revolutionise cancer treatment methods.

The extreme conditions reached during the interaction of an ultra-intense laser pulse with matter can lead, if suitably controlled, to the rapid acceleration of beams of ions with unique properties. The study of these laser-initiated acceleration mechanisms, and the characterization and optimization of the ion beams produced, have been, over the past decade, one of the most active and fruitful areas of high-field science. UK scientists have been at the forefront of the development of laser-driven ion sources. During the final stages of LIBRA, novel acceleration mechanisms have emerged, mostly based on the enormous pressure exerted by powerful laser pulses onto irradiated matter, which promise a step change in particle acceleration capabilities.

A key area of application of high-current ion beams (proton and carbon) is in cancer therapy. Through a series of coordinated and interlinked activities over a 6 year period, we aim to advance laser-ion acceleration to the point at which laser-driven beams will become a serious alternative to conventional RF accelerators for medical therapy. Besides offering a reduction in cost and footprint of particle therapy centres (major factors limiting their growth worldwide), a laser-driven approach would offer a number of advantageous features currently unavailable: on-demand switching between species (H and C, with options for other light ions such Be and Li) and energy control; enhanced diagnosis, with synchronized proton and x-ray pulses, and on-site isotope production for Positron Emission Tomography. Our ambition is for UK science to play a leading role in the development of high-energy ion sources, by capitalizing on the exceptional pool of expertise available to our consortium.

Planned Impact

The proposed programme has wide-ranging potential academic, economic and societal impacts. The programme addresses a key societal grand challenge, to advance the development of innovative healthcare technologies. Through the development of laser-driven ion accelerators to achieve this, major applicative breakthroughs in other sectors, including industry, energy and security, can be expected, due to the unique and transformative potential of ultrashort pulse laser-driven sources.
The short term immediate impacts are in the area of hadrontherapy / oncology and imaging. This has a high impact on society and quality of life. Protontherapy has in recent years become a key part of the national strategy for improving cancer treatment in the UK, with £150M Government investment in two new centres. Compact laser-based ion accelerators of the type that we are developing in this project could have major impact as a next generation, cost effective technology for use in cancer therapy. The same laser drivers have the added value of enabling on-site production of positron emission tomography (PET) isotopes and other radioactive tracers for use in medical diagnostics, and by changing the interaction conditions, can be used to drive high energy electron and photon beams for medical imaging. Furthermore, the sources can be used to produce multiple types of radiation in synchronised pulses, which would enable multiple types of imaging and therapy at the same time. This could have a transformative impact on cancer detection and treatment in the future.

The unique properties of the high energy laser-driven ion beams that we are developing are therefore likely to have widespread application in other fields. Conventional accelerators are widely used in many industries (for example in the development of electronics and in lithography and implantation applications), in energy (acceleration-driven spallation reactors) and in security (for the detection of illicit materials). Compact lasr-based sources are likely to find niche applications in these areas, and may, in the longer term, become a displacement technology. As such the work undertaken in this programme will deliver benefits to related industry and ultimately the UK economy.

The proposed research is at the forefront of high power laser science and is one of the core topics driving the development of new international-scale high power laser facilities (such as the Extreme Light Infrastructure project in Europe). It will provide a pool of trained scientists, some of which will go on to take on leading roles in the many international laser projects being developed, which others will take up positions in industry. The research enabled by the proposed programme will therefore provide lasting positive benefits to society and to the economy.

Publications

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Ahmed H (2016) Investigations of ultrafast charge dynamics in laser-irradiated targets by a self probing technique employing laser driven protons in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Ahmed H (2017) Proton probing of laser-driven EM pulses travelling in helical coils in High Power Laser Science and Engineering

 
Description We have made significant progress in key areas, progressing toward the objective of the programme, i.e. the delivery of ion beams with characteristics suitable for use in Cancer therapy. Some examples are discussed below:
1) We have advanced a number of ion acceleration mechanisms based on the interaction of high power lasers with appropriate target media. Among these, we have demonstrated that, by controlling some key characteristics of the laser pulse, it is possible to accelerate Carbon ions to significant energies through the strong pressure applied by an intense laser pulse onto an ultrathin Carbon foil, with a key paper published in 2017 in Physical Review Letters. Furthermore, we have developed a technique, which, by exploiting large, highly transient electric fields generated by intense laser interaction, it is possible to improve the properties of laser driven ions, leading to highly collimated beams with small energy spread, highly suitable for being transported to an application site.
2) We have progressed significantly our understanding of how an ultraintense laser pulse interacts with dense matter. In particular, we have elucidated the interaction of a laser pulse with a foil heated by the laser and becoming transparent to light due to its expansion. Recent publications in Nature Physics and Nature Communications showed that the laser pulse can drill a hole through the foil and that diffraction through this self-induced aperture controls the movement and structure of the particles being accelerated by the laser. This regime of interaction has led to very significant advances in the energy of the protons that are accelerated, which has recently reached 100 MeV - a very significant threshold in view of cancer therapy application, as these energies can already penetrate several centimeters within the body.
3) we have developed technology which will support and augment future investigations. For example, we have developed , in cooperation with industrial partners, innovative optics to enhance the intensity of the laser pulses focussed on the target foils, which will be tested in an upcoming experiment. We have also developed a novel technique for enhancing the laser energy on target while maintaining an high temporal contrast for the laser pulse.
4) We have demonstrated that meaningful experiments investigating how the laser-driven ions interact with cellular media can be carried out in a laser-plasma environment. We have collected a significant amount of cell biology data, which is being compared and assessed against reference data obtained with conventional, longer pulse accelerators.
Exploitation Route We need further developments, but the main motivation for this work is to enable the uptake of laser based technology in medical therapy. We also aim to provide new capabilities for radiobiological studies.
Sectors Electronics,Energy,Healthcare

URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/A-SAIL
 
Description ICASE studentship
Amount £92,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Voucher 15220125 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description Newton Funds - China collaboration
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 12/2020
 
Description Platform grant
Amount £1,400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P010059/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description QUB Pioneering Research Projects
Amount £1,400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Queen's University Belfast 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 06/2019
 
Description STFC/DSTL Experimental support funds
Amount £64,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
 
Description Scholar in Training Travel Award (Pankaj Chaudhary)
Amount $800 (USD)
Organisation Radiation Research Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Collaboration with CoRELS, GIST (Korea) 
Organisation Institute for Basic Science , Korea
Department Centre for Relativistic Laser Science
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation to experiments on PULSER laser facility, provision of manpower, loan of diagnostic equipment, scientific contributions to experimental planning
Collaborator Contribution Provision of laser beamtime, collaboration
Impact Not yet available
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with Dusseldorf University 
Organisation Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of scientific ideas, manpower on experiments, experimental techniques
Collaborator Contribution Provision of access to laser facility (ARCTURUS), provision of manpower for collaborative experiments
Impact Paper in press in Nature Communications, several collaborative papers published.
 
Description Collaboration with GSI (Germany) 
Organisation GSI
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of manpower and diagnostics to collaborative experiments
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in cryogenic targetry, beamtime on PHELIX laser
Impact Publications, development of cryogenic targetry
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with LNS - INFN 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Laboratories of the South
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of expertise in laser-acceleration, proposal of calibration experiments.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of beam time, expertise in Montecarlo modelling and dosimetry
Impact Several presentations at conferences.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with LNS-INFN (Italy) 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Laboratories of the South
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invitation to join experimental activity in the UK, provision of expertise in laser-driven technology
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in dosimetry, particle transport, Montecarlo simulations.
Impact Conference proceedings, papers in preparation
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with The Prague Proton Therapy Facility 
Organisation Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Department Nuclear Physics Institute
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Radiobiology expertise
Collaborator Contribution Access to clinical beamlines at the Prague Protontherapy Centre and Research infrastructure within the University of Dept of Radiation Dosimetry, Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, as part of a longer term collaboration.
Impact Joint poster presented at the US Radiation Research Society Meeting in Las Vegas in September 2014. Physics/Biology/Medicine collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with The Prague Proton Therapy Facility 
Organisation Prague Protontherapy Centre
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Radiobiology expertise
Collaborator Contribution Access to clinical beamlines at the Prague Protontherapy Centre and Research infrastructure within the University of Dept of Radiation Dosimetry, Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, as part of a longer term collaboration.
Impact Joint poster presented at the US Radiation Research Society Meeting in Las Vegas in September 2014. Physics/Biology/Medicine collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with the Clatterbridge Oncology Centre Proton Therapy Facility 
Organisation The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have accessed the protontherapy beamline as part of joint experiments with Dr Andrzej Kacperek.
Collaborator Contribution Access to the protontherapy beamline
Impact Draft manuscript in preparation. Physics/Biology/Medicine collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Title BEAM FOCUSING AND ACCELERATING SYSTEM 
Description A system for focusing and accelerating a beam of electrically charged particles, for example protons. The system comprises: a beam generator; a charge pulse generator;and a focusing and accelerating device comprising a body with a core. The body defines a charge path extending along the body and beam generator directs a beam of electrically charged particles through the core. The charge pulse generator simultaneously delivers charge pulses to the charge path. The charge path may be helical in shape. Movement of the charge pulse along the path creates an electric field that simultaneously accelerates and focuses the beam. 
IP Reference WO2015107128 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact Not yet
 
Description Laser-driven Ion Acceleration, lecture at ELI Summer School, Prof M Borghesi, Prague, June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Stimulated questions from postgraduate students and other speakers

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.eli-beams.eu/blog/eli-events/eliss2013/
 
Description Collective electron and ion dynamics in relativistically transparent ultraintense laser-foil interactions, McKenna, ECLIM 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field


Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description DNA repair dynamics following ion irradiation at ultra-high dose rates from laser-driven accelerators, oral contribution by F. Hanton, microbeam workshop, Bordeaux 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cenbg.in2p3.fr/microbeam2013/
 
Description Development needs for laser driven ions, D. Neely, Fast Ignition workshop, Oxford, September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Diagnosis of Intense Interaction Phenomena, lecture at ELI Summer School 2014, Prague, August 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Stimulated discussion, and a copy of the talk was requested by several other speakers

Discussion of possible publications with other speakers
An international student who attended the talk was inspired to apply for a PhD project at QUB associated to the grant- she has been offered the post and will start in January
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.eli-beams.eu/blog/eli-events/eliss2014/
 
Description European Advanced Acceleration Concepts Workshop 2017 Contributed Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A European wide workshop on the work produced by teams of scientists on the next generation of laser plasma accelerators convened and I provided a contributed talk which was met with plenty of interest and questions. I was approached by scientists after my talk to discuss the possibility of producing ion beams on various other laser facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Conference of Laser Interaction with Matter - European meeting on high power laser matter interactions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact European meeting on high power laser matter interactions convenes every 2 years to discuss the latest advances and innovations in the field and I presented a contributed talk based on my work of laser driven ion acceleration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fast electron transport and ion acceleration in ultraintense laser-solid interactions, P McKenna, CLPU workshop Salamanca 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description High Power Laser Christmas Meeting - Yearly meeting of the national laser user community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact I provided a contributed talk at a national meeting of users of the laser facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Highlight talk: B. Dromey, Picosecond metrology of laser driven ion bursts, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Highlight talk: M. Zepf, Controlling ion acceleration and RPA with carbon nano foam targets, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Highlight talk: S. Kar, A novel ultra-high gradient travelling wave ion accelerator driven by intense lasers, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description In-situ formation of solidified hydrogen films using a pulse tube cryocooler, S. Astbury, Euro. Targ. Fab. wkshp St Andrews, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Development of techniques relevant to A-SAIL targeting.

Enhanced international collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Investigations into the radiobiological effects of laser driven ion beams, oral contribution by F. Hanton, 41st IOP Plasma conf, London, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of A_SAIL radiobiology results to UK plasma community

The ralk raised awareness of biological work done with laser-driven proton sources within the UK Plasma community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/event/2014/apr/14/41st-iop-plasma-physics-conference
 
Description Laser Plasma Physics Lecture, Culham Plasma Physics Summer School, Prof P McKenna, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field among graduate students

Possibility of further research raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Laser Plasma Physics talk, Culham Plasma Physics Summer School, Prof P McKenna, July 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field among graduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Laser driven ion beam and X-rays detector developments Laserlab workshop, D. Neely, France, 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Laser driven ion beam developments in the UK, seminar, D. Neely, Beijing 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Lecture: High power laser driven ions and applications, Dr S Kar, CLF training weeks, 16-27 March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dissemination of scientific progress of A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New models of biological response to advanced radiotherapy: Studies with photons and protons, K Prise, Nano-IBCT Poland 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description New radiation models at the physics and biology interface: future challenges, K. Prise, NEUDOS12 France 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Northern Ireland Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Display material on the project was included in outreach initiatives at the Ulster Museum during the Northern Ireland Science Festival. Members of the consortium took active part in laser-based displays. These were a resounding success with several thousand of people taking part.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.nisciencefestival.com/event.php?e=279
 
Description Oral Presentation at 3rd European Advanced Concepts Accelerator Workshop by Mr Aodhan McIlvenny 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral Presentation by Mr Aodhan McIlvenny on "Light Sail Acceleration of Ultra-Thin Foils" (A.McIlvenny, D.Doria, P. Martin, L. Romagnani, H.Ahmed, S. Williamson, E.J. Ditter, O. Ettlinger, G.. Hicks, A. Macchi, A. Sgattoni, S.Kar, P.McKenna, D. Neely, Z.Najmudin, M. Borghesi) at the 3rd European Advanced Concepts Accelerator Workshop held in La Biodola, Italy on 24-30 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceOtherViews.py?confId=12611&view=standardshort
 
Description Oral Presentation at 3rd European Advanced Concepts Accelerator Workshop by Mr Seyed Reza Mirfayzi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral Presentation by Mr Seyed Reza Mirfayzi on "Laser-driven neutron sources and their Applications" (R. Mirfayzi, S. Kar, A. Alejo, H. Ahmed, C. Brenner, S. Ansell, R. Clarke, D. Nelly, M. Borghesi) at the 3rd European Advanced Concepts Accelerator Workshop held in La Biodola, Italy on 24-30 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceOtherViews.py?confId=12611&view=standardshort
 
Description Oral Presentation at 3rd European Advanced Concepts Accelerator Workshop by Ms Emma-Jane Ditter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral Presentation by Ms Emma-Jane Ditter on "Exploring Energy Absorption in Ultra-Thin Targets" (J. Ditter, G. Hicks, P.McKenna, M. Borghesi, Z. Najmudin, O. Ettlinger, D. Doria, L. Romagnani, H. Ahmed, A. McIlvenny, P. Martin, S. Williamson, D. Neely) at the 3rd European Advanced Concepts Accelerator Workshop held in La Biodola, Italy on 24-30 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceOtherViews.py?confId=12611&view=standardshort
 
Description Oral Presentation at 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral Presentation by Dr Hamad Ahmed on "Guided post acceleration of high-energy protons using helical coil targets driven by sub-petawatt lasers" (Ahmed, S. Kar, P. Hadjisolomou, S. Brauckmann, D. Doria, A.Alejo, T. Hodge, R. Prasad, M. Cerchez, O. Willi and M. Borghesi) at the 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics held in Belfast on 26-30 June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eps.org/m/event_details.asp?id=866254
 
Description Oral Presentation at International Conference on Extreme Light 2017 by Dr Hamad Ahmed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral Presentation by Dr Hamad Ahmed on "Collimated beams of high-energy protons from helical coil targets driven by Petawatt-class lasers" (H. Ahmed, P. Hadjisolomou, M. Borghesi, D. Doria, A. Alejo, S. Brauckmann, T. Hodge, R. Prasad, M. Cherchez, O. Willi, S. Kar) at the International Conference on Extreme Light 2017 held in Szeged, Hungary on 6-9 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eli-alps.hu/indico/event/12/program
 
Description Oral Presentation at International Conference on Extreme Light 2017 by Mr Philip Martin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral Presentation by Mr Philip Martin on "Transition to Light Sail Acceleration Using Ultraintense Femtosecond Pulses" (P. Martin, A. McIlvenny, H. Ahmed, D. Doria, L. Romagnani, E.J. Ditter, S. Williamson, G. Hicks, P.McKenna, Z. Najmudin, M. Borghesi) at the International Conference on Extreme Light 2017 held in Szeged, Hungary on 6-9 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eli-alps.hu/indico/event/12/program
 
Description Oral Presentation at SPIE 2017 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral Presentation by Dr Satyabrata Kar on "Guided post-acceleration of laser driven protons for medical applications" (S. Kar, H. Ahmed, P. Hadjisolomou, R. Prasad, M. Cherchez, S. Brauckmann, B. Aurand, G. Cantono, D. Kumar, C.L.S Lewis, A. Macchi, G. Nersysian, A.P.L. Robinson, A.M. Schroer, F. Schillaci, M. Swantush, M. Zepf, O. Willi, M. Borghesi) at the SPIE 2017 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics held in Prague, Czech Republic on 24-27 April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://spie.org/EOO/conferencedetails/medical-applications-laser-generated-beams-particles
 
Description Oral Presentation, Hamad Ahmed, 7th Conference of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers, Montebello, Canada, Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation by Hamad Ahmed on Guided post-acceleration of laser accelerated protons by helical coil target at 7th Conference of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers, Montebello, Canada, Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oral presentation at 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics - Dr R. Wilson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation on : "Enhanced laser-energy absorption in laser-foil interactions driven by recirculating electron currents"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ocs.ciemat.es/EPS2018ABS/html/author.html
 
Description Oral presentation at 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics - Mr N.M.H. Butler 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation on NEAR-100 MEV PROTONS VIA A HYBRID ACCELERATION SCHEME IN AN ULTRATHIN FOIL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ocs.ciemat.es/EPS2018ABS/html/author.html
 
Description Oral presentation at 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics - Mr Philip Martin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on "Staged ion acceleration from ultrathin foils with sub-ps, near-PW pulses"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ocs.ciemat.es/EPS2018ABS/pdf/O4.202.pdf
 
Description Oral presentation at 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Prague - speaker D. Margarone (ELI Beamlines) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation by Dr Margarone of results of a collaborative experiment at RAL with title "Proton acceleration from a solid hydrogen cryogenic target"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ocs.ciemat.es/EPS2018ABS/pdf/O4.203.pdf
 
Description Oral presentation at 4th International Conference Frontiers in Diagnostic Technologies, Frascati, 30 March -1 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation by Aaron Alejo on 'Recent developments in the Thomson Parabola Spectrometer diagnostic for laser-driven multi-species ion sources' (Mr. ALEJO, Aaron, Dr. KAR, Satyabrata ,Dr. AHMED, Hamad , Dr. CARROLL, David , Mr. CLARKE, Robert , Dr. DORIA, Domenico, Ms. GWYNNE, Deborah, Prof. BORGHESI, Marco), 4th International Conference Frontiers in Diagnostic Technologies, Frascati, 30 March -1 April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://agenda.infn.it/internalPage.py?pageId=2&confId=9738
 
Description Oral presentation at ECLIM 2018 Conference - Dr Giuliana Milluzzo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Milluzzo presented a talk entitled: "Time-Of-Flight detection of high-energy laser-accelerated protons using diamond detectors"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.eclim2018.org/
 
Description Oral presentation at ECLIM 2018 Conference - Dr Hamad Ahmed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Hamad presented a talk entitled: "Collimated beams of high-energy protons guided by intense-laser driven helical coil targets"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.eclim2018.org
 
Description Oral presentation at IOP Plasma Physics Conference 2018, Belfast - Dr Giuliana Milluzzo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Milluzzo presented a talk entitled : " TOF-based diagnostics system for high-energy laser-accelerated proton beams"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2018
URL http://plasma2018.iopconfs.org/programme4
 
Description Oral presentation at Laser-Optics Conference, St Petersburgh, Russia - Prof. McKenna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation by Prof. P. McKenna on "High energy protons via a laser-driven hybrid acceleration scheme in an ultra-thin foil"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://nanoplatform.by/en/rss/440-18th-international-conference-on-laser-optics-iclo-2018.html
 
Description Oral presentation at Nuclear Photonics Conference, Brasov (Romania), June 2018 - Dr D Doria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation, given by Dr D. Doria (ELI-NP, but formerly employed on A_SAIL grant), on: "Carbon ion acceleration via ultra-short laser pulse employing ultra-thin foils"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://nuclearphotonics2018.eli-np.ro/program.php
 
Description Oral presentation, 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics in Leuven, Belgium, from 4 to 8 July 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation on Highly pulsed radiobiology under oxic and hypoxic conditions employing laser driven proton beams (Doria, D., Chaudhary, P., Gwynne, D.C., Maiorino, C., Romagnani, L., Alejo, A., Kar, S., Milluzzo, G., H.Padda, H., Romano, F., Scuderi, V., Cirrone, G., Mckenna, P., Prise, K., Borghesi, M) at 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics in Leuven, Belgium, from 4 to 8 July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://kuleuvencongres.be/eps2016
 
Description Oral presentation, Clare Scullion, 7th Conference of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers, Montebello, Canada, Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation on Ion Acceleration from ultra-thin solid targets using femtosecond laser pulses by Clare Scullion, 7th Conference of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers, Montebello, Canada, Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oral presentation: Gray et al., Investigation of collective electron dynamics in relativistically transparent laser-foil interactions, 56th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Louisiana, New Orleans, October 27-31, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: A Alejo, Bulk ion Acceleration in the Light-Sail regime, studied by ion and neutron spectroscopy, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: Borghesi et al., Ion acceleration development towards medical applications: current status of the A-Sail project, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: C Brenner et al., Optical control of laser-driven radiation sources with applications focus, 33rd ECLIM, Paris, 31 August- 5 September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: C. Scullion, Ion Acceleration from ultra thin foils on the Astra GEMINI facility, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: C. Scullion, et al, Polarization Dependence of ion acceleration, Women in Physics Ireland, Belfast 19 March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments in A-SAIL Project, raising the profile of women in science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: C.M.Brenner et al, High energy conversion efficiency in laser-proton acceleration by controlling laser-energy deposition onto thin foil targets, HPLSCITECH Workshop, Glasgow, 3-4 April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: D Doria et al., , Ion acceleration from ultrathin foils: dependence on target thickness and laser polarization, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: D Doria et al., Radiobiology with laser accelerated ion bursts, Laserlab User Meeting, 6-8 September 2015, Coimbra, Portugal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: D Gwynne et al., DNA repair dynamics following laser-ion irradiation at ultra-high dose rates, HPLSCITECH Workshop, Glasgow, 3-4 April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: F Hanton et al., Investigations into the radiobiological effects of laser driven ion beams, 41st IOP Plasma Physics conference, London, United Kingdom, 14-17 April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: G Hicks et al., Energetic ion beams from ultra thin relativistic transparent targets, 56th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Louisiana, New Orleans, October 27-31, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: G. Scott, Optimisation of plasma mirror reflectivity and optical quality using double laser pulses, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: H Ahmed et al., Simultaneous focussing and post-acceleration of laser accelerated proton beams, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: Hanton et al., DNA repair dynamics following irradiation using laser-driven ion beams with ultra-high dose rates, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: J. Yu, N.P. Dover, X. Jin, B. Li, A.E. Dangor, Z. Najmudin, Hole-boring radiation pressure proton acceleration at high intensity in near-critical density targets, 56th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Louisiana, New Orleans, October 27-31, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: K Naughton et al., Laser-driven acceleration of ions from ultrathin foils at oblique laser incidence, Photonics Ireland 2015, Cork, Ireland , 2-4 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: N Dover et al., Energetic ion beams from relativistically transparent ultra-thin foils, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to the A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: N. Dover et al, Shockwave acceleration of ions from the interaction of C02 lasers with overdense gas jets, 41st IOP Plasma Physics conference, London, United Kingdom, 14-17 April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: N. Dover, Ion acceleration from laser driven collisionless shockwaves in optically shaped gas target, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: P McKenna et al., Low-temperature resistivity effects on fast electron transport in solids, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: P. McKenna, Laser-driven ion acceleration mechanisms and the influence of strong field effects, ELI-NP Summer School, Bucharest (Romania), 21-25 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: PG Cirrone et al., Innovative beam transport solutions and dosimetry for laser-driven ion beams, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: R Capdessus & P McCKenna, Remi Capdessus, Paul McKenna, Influence of the radiation reaction force on ultraintense laser driven ion acceleration in the classical radiation dominated regime, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: R Dance et al., Influence of lattice structure on fast electron transport in layered solid targets, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: R Dance et al., Influence of lattice structure on fast electron transport in layered solid targets, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague (Cz), 13-16 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: R Gray et al., Investigation of collective electron dynamics in relativistically transparent laser-foil interactions, 41st EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: R Gray et al., Investigation of collective electron dynamics in relativistically transparent laser-foil interactions, 41st IOP Plasma Physics conference, London, United Kingdom 14-17 April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: R Gray et al., Proton acceleration enhanced by a plasma jet in expanding foils undergoing relativistic transparency, 57th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia (USA), 16-20 November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation: R. Capdessus and P. McKenna, Role of radiation reaction in ion acceleration in the relativistic self-induced transparency regime, 33rd ECLIM, Paris, 31 August- 5 September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: S Kar et al., Observation of beamed neutrons employing high power laser driven ions in a beam fusion scenario, Photonics Ireland 2013, Belfast, 4-6 September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Communication to peers of progress in A-SAIL Project research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Oral presentation: S. Kar et al., Simultaneous focussing, energy selection and post-acceleration of laser-driven proton beam, International Conference on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers 2014, GOA , India, 12-17 Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments relating to A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation: Shock driven acceleration of impurity free ion beam using low density targets, 55th APS, Plasma Physics, Denver, USA, November, 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination to peers of scientific developments in A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Participation in Women in Physics event at Queen's University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact PhD students associated to grant gave presentations in event and attarcted significant interest from audience

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/womeninphysicsdayireland
 
Description Physics of ultra-intense laser-solid interactions, P McKenna, Photonics Ireland, Sept 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Plasma mirror lifetime in the double pulse regime and its applications to laser driven ion acceleration, G. Scott, ECLIM, Paris, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Polarization dependence of ion acceleration from ultrathin foils irradiated at high laser intensity, Poster presentation by C Scullion et al., EPS Berlin 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Raised awareness of our work to European audience

Scientific discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.epsnews.eu/2014/02/eps-conference-on-plasma/
 
Description Poster Presentation at 2016 ELI Summer School (ELISS 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended the 2016 ELI Summer School (ELISS) on Extreme Light Infrastructure. I presented a poster at this summer school, and developed many new professional connections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster Presentation at 2016 NPL PPRIG Proton Therapy Physics Workshop 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I attended and presented a poster at the PPRIG workshop, held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Dec 2016. This workshop was valuable to my research as it covered relevant topics to my research such as absolute dosimetry of proton beams and radiobiology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster Presentation at 2017 Christmas Meeting of the High Power Laser (HPL) Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Christmas Meeting conference based in Abingdon School and The Cosener's House, Oxford. Approximately 200 people were in attendence, and I made several new professional connections while attending.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster Presentation at 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics by Dr Pankaj Chaudhary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster Presentation by Dr Pankaj Chaudhary on "Effectiveness of laser accelerated ultrahigh dose rate protons in DNA DSB damage induction under hypoxic conditions" (P. Chaudhary, D. Gwynne, D. Doria, L.Romagnani, C. Maiorino, H. Padda, A. Alejo, N. Booth, D. Carroll, S. Kar, P.McKenna, G. Schettino, M. Borghesi, K.M.Prise) at the 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics held in Belfast on 26-30 June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eps.org/m/event_details.asp?id=866254
 
Description Poster Presentation at 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics by Miss Kathryn Polin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster Presentation by Miss Kathryn Polin on "Investigating the response of Gafchromic EBT film to high LET radiation" (K. Polin, D. Doria, C. Scullion, G. Scandiano, G.A.P.Cirrone, R. Manna, G. Milluzzo, G. Petringa, F. Romano, V. Scuderi, M. Borghesi) at the 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics held in Belfast on 26-30 June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eps.org/m/event_details.asp?id=866254
 
Description Poster Presentation at 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics by Mr Philip Martin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster Presentation by Mr Philip Martin on "Transition to Light Sail Acceleration Using Ultraintense Femtosecond Pulses" (P. Martin, D.Doria, L. Romagnani, H.Ahmed, A. McIlvenny, S. Williamson, E.J. Ditter, G.. Hicks, O. Ettlinger, G.G. Scott, D.R Symes, N. Booth, A. Sgattoni, A. Macchi, S.Kar, P.McKenna, Z.Najmudin, D. Neely, M. Zepf, M. Borghesi) at the 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics held in Belfast on 26-30 June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eps.org/m/event_details.asp?id=866254
 
Description Poster presentation at 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics - Mr Simon Ferguson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on : "Staging Helical Coil Modules to Enhance Post-Acceleration of Ions"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ocs.ciemat.es/EPS2018ABS/pdf/P2.2025.pdf
 
Description Poster presentation at 4th International Conference Frontiers in Diagnostic Technologies, Frascati, 30 March -1 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on the Characterization of Proton & Ion Beam Profiles from Laser Ultrathin Foil Interactions by Clare Scullion at 4th International Conference Frontiers in Diagnostic Technologies, Frascati, 30 March -1 April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://agenda.infn.it/internalPage.py?pageId=2&confId=9738
 
Description Poster presentation at ICFDT5, 5th International Conference on Frontier in Diagnostic Technologies, Frascati (Italy), Mr Aodhan McIlvenny 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation on Absolute Calibration of Thomson Parabola-Micro Channel Plate (MCP) for multi-MeV laser driven carbon ions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://agenda.infn.it/event/15217/page/1868-scientific-programme
 
Description Poster presentation at IOP Plasma Physics Conference 2018, Belfast - Aodhan McIlvenny 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mr McIlvenny presented a poster entitled "Carbon ion acceleration from nanometre-thick foils utilising ultra-short laser pulses"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://plasma2018.iopconfs.org/
 
Description Poster presentation at IOP Plasma Physics Conference 2018, Belfast - Kathryn Polin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on : "Investigating the response of gafchromic EBT3 films to high LET radiation"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://plasma2018.iopconfs.org/poster_programme
 
Description Poster presentation at IOP Plasma Physics Conference 2018, Belfast - Ms. Carla Maiorino 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ms Maiorino presented a poster entitled : "Pre-clinical evaluation of lethal and sub-lethal DNA damage in cells cultures by ultra-short pulse and ultra-high dose rate laser accelerated protons"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://plasma2018.iopconfs.org/poster_programme
 
Description Poster presentation at IOP Plasma Physics Conference 2018, Belfast - Shuhua Zhai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on "Proton array focused by a laser-irradiated mesh"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://plasma2018.iopconfs.org/poster_programme
 
Description Poster presentation at IOP Plasma Physics Conference 2018, Belfast - Simon Ferguson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on "Novel approach to laser-driven multi-stage ion acceleration"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://plasma2018.iopconfs.org/poster_programme
 
Description Poster presentation at IOP plasma conference 2016, 23-26 May 2016, Isle of Skye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on Chromatic guiding and re-acceleration of laser accelerated proton beam by helical coil target (H Ahmed, S Kar, R Prasad, M Cerchez, S Brauckmann, B Aurand, G Cantono, P Hadjisolomou, C L S Lewis, A Macchi, G Nersisyan, A P L Robinson, A M Schroer, M Swantusch, M Zepf, O Willi and M Borghesi) at IOP plasma conference 2016, 23-26 May 2016, Isle of Skye
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/pla/calendar/index.html?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventi...
 
Description Poster presentation at SET for Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PhD student Clare Scullion (QUB) was selected to present the project work at Westminster as part of the SET for Britain initiative 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation, 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics in Leuven, Belgium, from 4 to 8 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on Multi-MeV and high-flux ion beams generated from thin targets irradiated by 1.5 petawatt laser pulse (Jeong, T., Singh, P., Scullion, C., Ahmed, H., Alejo, A., Hadjisolomou, P., Kakolee, K., Kar, S., Borghesi, M., Ter-Avetisyan, S), at 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics in Leuven, Belgium, from 4 to 8 July 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://kuleuvencongres.be/eps2016
 
Description Poster presentation, M Borghesi, 7th Conference of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers, Montebello, Canada, Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of poster on Single-Shot Radiobiology with Ultrashort Laser-Driven Ion pulses by Prof Borghesi at 7th Conference of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers, Montebello, Canada, Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation, P. Chaudhary, 62nd Annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation : "Effectiveness of laser accelerated ultra-high dose rate protons in DNA DSB damage induction under hypoxic conditions" by P. Chaudhary at the 62nd Annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii (US)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation: C. Scullion et al. Polarization dependence of ion acceleration from ultrathin foils irradiated at high laser intensity, 41th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany, 23-27 June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: C. Ruyer et al., J. Fuchs, In-target electron thermalization by the Weibel instability during intense irradiation of a thin Aluminium foil, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: C. Scullion et al, Ion Acceleration from ultra thin foils on the Astra GEMINI facility, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Portugal 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: C. Scullion et al., Ion Acceleration from ultra thin foils on the Astra GEMINI facility, 2015 Christmas meeting of the High Power Laser Community, Abingdon, 14-16 December 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: D. Gwynne et al., DNA Repair Dynamics Following Laser-Ion Irradiation at Ultra-high Dose Rates, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Portugal 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: D. Rusby et al, Development of a Scintillator Diagnostic to Characterize X-ray Spectra in the 50-300 keV range, 33rd European Conference on Laser interaction with Matter, Paris, 31 August- 5 September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: F. Romano et al., Innovative approaches in the dosimetry of laser-driven proton beams for future hadrontherapy applications, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Portugal, 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: F. Schillaci et al, A transport beamline solution to control optically accelerated proton beams, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Portugal 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: Gray et al. Experimental demonstration of azimuthal asymmetry in collective electron dynamics in relativistically transparent laser-foil interactions, 41st IOP Plasma Physics conference, London, April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: Hicks et al, High energy ion generation by the high intensity laser irradiation of ultra thin CH foils, 41st IOP Plasma Physics conference, London, April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: K. F. Kakolee et al, Proton beam steering from ultra-thin foils irradiated by intense laser pulses, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Portugal 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: K. F. Kakolee et al, Proton beam steering from ultra-thin foils irradiated by intense laser pulses, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Portugal 22 - 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: M. King et al., Enhancement of laser-ion acceleration in the near critical density regime, 33rd European Conference on Laser interaction with Matter, Paris, 31 August- 5 September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: P. Chaudary et al., Laser accelerated ultra high dose rate protons and carbon ion pulse exposures induced DNA damage and repair kinetics in human AG01522 cells, Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, USA, Sep 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: P. Chaudhary et al., Laser accelerated ultra high dose rate protons induced DNA damage under hypoxic conditions, ELIMEDICS conference, Prague, 3 March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation: P. Chaudhary et al., Laser accelerated ultra high dose rate protons induced DNA damage under hypoxic conditions, ICTR-PHE conference, Geneva, 15-19 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation: R.J. Gray et al., Collective electron dynamics in relativistically transparent laser-foil interactions, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Portugal, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: S. Kar et al., Generation of ultra-short, kiloampere current pulses following intense laser interaction, Photonics Ireland 2015, Cork, Ireland , 2-4 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description STFC Incredible Power of Light Roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the A-SAIL project took part to the STFC Power of Light Roadshow in Belfast and Glasgow, which attracted thousands of visitors . Display material on A-SAIL was used , which matched naturally the content of the roadshow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.clf.stfc.ac.uk/CLF/45021.aspx
 
Description Self-generated current structures in relativistic laser-solid interactions, P McKenna, Oxford Nov14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seminar at Laboratory Nazionali del Sud, INFN, Catania (Italy), by M. Borghesi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Awareness of laser driven activity amongst INFN accelerator scientists

Reinforced collaboration with LNS staff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lns.infn.it/index.php?view=details&id=273%3Amborghesi-ddoria-ion-acceleration&option=com_...
 
Description Seminar at Max Planck Institute fur KernPhysics, Heidelberg (Germany), by M. Borghesi, 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific discussions with members of institute

Request for collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar at Physics Department, Oxford University, M Borghesi, Ion acceleration from ultrathin foils (February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of scientific results, raised awareness of A_SAIL consotrium work

Discussions about possible involvment in international programmes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/research/atomic-and-laser-physics/seminars?date=2014.2
 
Description Seminar: Ion acceleration by high power lasers: state of the art and experimental progress, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, INFN, Italy, Prof M Borghesi, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of scientific progress of A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seminar: Laser-driven ion acceleration and biomedical applications: activities of the UK A-SAIL consortium, IBS- GIST, Gwangju (South Korea), Prof M Borghesi, 13 January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of scientific progress of A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar: Laser-driven ion acceleration, Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Prof Paul McKenna, 17 Mar 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of scientific progress made by A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seminar: Plasma and laser-matter interaction diagnosis via proton radiography techniques, IBS- GIST, Gwangju (South Korea), Prof M Borghesi, 14 January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of scientific progress of A-SAIL Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stabilizing radiation pressure acceleration, oral contribution by M. Zepf at ICUIL2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific discussions

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://icuil2014.org/
 
Description Ultrafast propagation of a charge pulse generated during intense laser solid interaction, talk by H. Ahmed et al., ECLIM Paris 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Awareness of novel results and technology among conference attendees

Possibility of collaborative work on international facilities (e.g. APRI-JIST, Korea)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.eclim2014.eu/
 
Description Ultraintense laser-plasma interactions in the relativistic transparency regime, P McKenna, IC Laser-Optics 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Enhanced scientific understanding of field

Possibility of international collaboration raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014