Welcome to the website of the extreme plasma physics team, the theory and simulation team of the Group for Lasers and Plasmas of the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear at Instituto Superior Técnico.
Our team is funded by the European Research Council through the Advanced Grant "Accelerates" (ERC-AdG2010 no. 267841) and the Advanced Grant “InPairs” (ERC-AdG2015).
- Acceleration of collimated 45 MeV protons by collisionless shocks driven in low-density, large-scale gradient plasmas by a 10^20 W/cm^2, 1 µm laser, Scientific Reports 7 (2017) p. 16463
- QED cascade with 10 PW-class lasers, Scientific Reports 7 (2017) p. 15302
- Collimated protons accelerated from an overdense gas jet irradiated by a 1 µm wavelength high-intensity short-pulse laser, Scientific Reports 7 (2017) p. 13505
- Ponderomotive beatwave ion acceleration using twisted light, Physics of Plasmas 24 (2017) p. 103131