Ablation induced by intense pulsed ion beam and its effects on energy deposition on solid target

Xiao Yu, Shijian Zhang, Jie Zhang, Jie Shen, Haowen Zhong, Xiaojun Cui, Guoying Liang, Wanying Huang, Mofei Xu, Sha Yan, Gennady Efimovich Remnev, Xiaoyun Le

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Ablation effects play an important role in material processing with intense pulsed ion beam (IPIB) and IPIB diagnostics such as calorimeters and infrared detection may also be influenced by ablation. In this study, with numerical analysis and thermal imaging method, the ablation plume and its effects on energy deposition of IPIB on solid target was studied. Radiation experiments of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) targets with a thickness of 200 μm were carried out on BIPPAB-450 pulsed ion beam accelerator and the energy deposition of the ion beam was investigated with infrared imaging diagnostics. It is revealed that due to the low thermal conductivity and decomposition temperature of PVC, ablation plume can be formed during the early stage of beam irradiation and the ablation product may shield the energy of the ion beam from depositing in the target when energy density reaches a certain threshold. This effect needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid its influence on applications and beam diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2019


  • Ablation
  • Energy deposition
  • Intense pulsed ion beam
  • Shielding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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