Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Sabrina Nagel

Research Staff
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Plasma Physics
Imperial College London, UK
2009
M.S. Physics
University of Texas at Austin
2004
B.S. Physics
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany
2000

Personal Background

Sabrina Nagel, PhD, started studying physics at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany, in 2000. After three years she transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, USA and received a M.A. in Physics in 2004. In 2009 she received a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from Imperial College London, UK. Her thesis work studied electron acceleration mechanisms in relativistic laser-plasma interactions. After finishing her PhD she worked as a Research Associate in the Plasma Physics Group at Imperial College London. In February 2011 she joined the HED ShockPhysics Group at LLNL as a postdoc, where her research includes dilation x-ray imaging.

Research Interests

  • Relativistic laser-plasma interactions with both under- and over-dense plasmas
  • Proton stopping power in WDM
  • Dilation x-ray imaging for laser plasma interactions and icf

Selected (Recent) Publications

S.R. Nagel, C. Bellei, C. Palmer, R.J. Clarke, B. Dromey, J.S. Green, R. Heathcote, A. Henig, M. Kaluza, S. Kar, S. Kneip, S.P.D. Mangles, K. Markey, A. Saevert, J. Schreiber, P.T. Simpson, L. Willingale, M. Zepf, A.E. Dangor and Z. Najmudin, Control of Relativistic Electron Generation in High Intensity Laser-Solid Interaction by Means of Laser Contrast and Polarisation, submitted

S. Kneip, C. McGuffey, J. L. Martins, S. F. Martins, C. Bellei, V. Chvykov, F. Dollar, R. Fonseca, C. Huntington, G. Kalintchenko, A. Maksimchuk, S. P. D. Mangles, T. Matsuoka, S.R. Nagel, C. A. J. Palmer, J. Schreiber, K. Ta Phuoc, A. G. R. Thomas, V. Yanovsky, L. O. Silva, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin. Bright spatially coherent synchrotron X-rays from a table-top source, Nature Physics; DOI: 10.1038/nphys1789, (2010)

C. Bellei, S.R. Nagel, S. Kar, A. Henig, S. Kneip, C. Palmer, A. Saev- ert, L. Willingale, D. Carroll, B. Dromey, J.S. Green, K. Markey, P.T. Simpson, R.J. Clarke, D. Neely, M. Kaluza, S.P.D. Mangles, P. McKenna, P.A. Norreys, J. Schreiber, M. Zepf, K. Krushelnick and Z. Najmudin, Micron-scale fast electron filaments and recirculation determined from rear- side optical emission in high-intensity laser-solid interactions, New Journal of Physics 12 073016 (2010)

S. Kneip, S.R. Nagel, S. Martins, C. Bellei, O. Cheklov, R.J. Clarke, A.E. Dangor, N. Delerue, E.J. Divall, G. Doucas, K. Ertel, F. Fi- uza, R. Fonseca, P. Foster, S.J. Hawkes, C.J. Hooker, K. Krushelnick, W.B. Mori, C. Palmer, K. Ta Phuoc, P. Rajeev, J. Schreiber, M.J.V. Streeter, D. Urner, J. Vieira, L.O. Silva, S.P.D. Mangles and Z. Naj- mudin et al., Near-GeV acceleration of electrons by a non-linear plasma wave driven by a self-guided laser pulse, Physical Review Letters 103(3) 035002 (2009)

L. Willingale, S.R. Nagel, A.G.R. Thomas, C. Bellei, R.J. Clarke, A.E. Dangor, R. Heathcote, M.C. Kaluza, C.Kamperidis, S.Kneip, K. Krushelnick, N. Lopes, S.P.D. Mangles, W. Nazarov, P.M. Nilson and Z. Najmudin, Characterization of high-intensity laser propagation in the relativistic transparent regime through measurements of energetic proton beams, Physical Review Letters 102(12) 125002 (2009)

S. Kneip, S.R. Nagel, C. Bellei, N. Bourgeois, A.E. Dangor, A. Gopal, R. Heathcote, S.P.D. Mangles, J.R. Marques, A. Maksimchuk, P.M. Nil- son, K.T. Phuoc, S. Reed, M. Tzoufras, F.S. Tsung, L. Willingale, W.B. Mori, A. Rousse, K. Krushelnick and Z. Najmudin, Observation of synchrotron radiation from electrons accelerated in a petawatt-laser-generated plasma cavity, Physical Review Letters 100(10) 105006 (2008)


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