LILIA is an experiment of light ions acceleration trough laser interaction with thin metal targets to be done at the FLAME facility, which is now running in Frascati.
Two main goals:
1. A parametric study of the correlation of the maximum TNSA accelerated proton energy, with respect to the following parameters:
Laser pulse intensity (in the range 1018 – 5x1019 W/cm2)
Laser pulse energy (in the range 0.1-5 J)
Laser pulse length (in the range 25 fs- 1ps)
Metallic target thickness (in the range 1-100 microns).
In such a frame we would like to deeply investigate the experimental scale rules within the possibilities offered by the FLAME facility.
The experimental activities, moreover, will provide the opportunity to gain experience in the development of diagnostic techniques and in target optimization.
2. After the first year of experimental experience our activities will be focused on the possibility to produce a real proton beam able to be driven for significant distances (50-75 cm) away from the interaction point and which will act as a source for further accelerating structures