Luís O. Silva

 
 

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Summary > 170 publications in journals | 5 Nature Physics, 27 Phys Rev Lett, 1 Nature Communications, 1 PNAS, 7 ApJLett| > 6200 citations | h-index: 39 (Google Scholar) | July 2015

Persistence of magnetic field driven by relativistic electrons in a plasma [online][arxiv]
A. Flacco, J. Vieira, A. Lifschitz, F. Sylla, S. Kahaly, M. Veltcheva, L. O. Silva, V. Malka
Nature Physics 11, 409 (2015);

Shock Formation in Electron-Ion Plasmas: Mechanism and Timing [online][arxiv]
A. Stockem Novo, A. Bret, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Astrophysical Journal Letters 803, L29 (2015);

Generation of neutral and high-density electron-positron pair plasmas in the laboratory [online]
G. Sarri, K. Poder, J. M. Cole, W. Schumaker, A. Di Piazza, B. Reville, T. Dzelzainis, D. Doria, L. A. Gizzi, G. Grittani, S. Kar, C. H. Keitel, K. Krushelnick, S. Kuschel, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, N. Shukla, L. O. Silva,D. Symes, A. G. R. Thomas, M. Vargas, J. Vieira, M. Zepf
Nature Communications 6, 6747 (2015);

All-Optical Radiation Reaction at 10(21) W/cm(2) [online][arxiv]
M. Vranic, J. L. Martins, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 113, 134801 (2014);

Electromagnetic Field Generation in the Downstream of Electrostatic Shocks Due to Electron Trapping [online][arxiv]
A. Stockem, T. Grismayer, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 113, 105002 (2014);

Magnetic-Field Generation and Amplification in an Expanding Plasma [online][arxiv]
K. M. Schoeffler, N. F. Loureiro, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 112, 175001 (2014);

dc-Magnetic-Field Generation in Unmagnetized Shear Flows [online][arxiv]
T. Grismayer, E. P. Alves, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 111, 15005 (2013);

Laser-Driven Shock Acceleration of Monoenergetic Ion Beams [online][arxiv]
F. Fiuza, A. Stockem, E. Boella, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, D. Haberberger, S. Tochitsky, C. Gong, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi
Physical Review Letters 109, 215001 (2012);

Ion Motion in Self-Modulated Plasma Wakefield Accelerators [online][arxiv]
J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, W. B. Mori, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 109, 145005 (2012);

Minimagnetospheres above the Lunar Surface and the Formation of Lunar Swirls [online][arxiv]
R. A. Bamford, B. Kellet, W. J. Bradford, C. Norberg, A: Thornton, K. J. Gibson, I. A. Crawford, L. Silva, L. Gargaté, R. Bingham
Physical Review Letters 109, 081101 (2012);

Weibel-Instability-Mediated Collisionless Shocks in the Laboratory with Ultraintense Lasers [online][arxiv]
F. Fiuza, R. A. Fonseca, J. Tonge, W. B. Mori, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 108, 235004 (2012);

Large-scale magnetic field generation via the kinetic Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in unmagnetized scenarios [online][arxiv]
E. P. Alves, T. Grismayer, S. F. Martins, F. Fiuza, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Astrophysical Journal Letters 746, L14 (2012);

Collisionless shocks in a laser produced plasma generate monoenergetic high energy proton beams [online]
D. Haberberger, S. Tochitsky, F. Fiuza, C. Gong, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, W. B. Mori and C. Joshi
Nature Physics 8, 95 (2012);

Production of picosecond kilojoule petawatt laser pulses via Raman amplification of nanosecond pulses [online][arxiv]
R. Trines, F. Fiuza, R. Bingham, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, R. A. Cairns and P. A. Norreys
Physical Review Letters 107 (10), 105002 (2011);

Magnetic Control of Particle Injection in Plasma Based Accelerators [online][arxiv]
J. Vieira, S. F. Martins, V. B. Pathak, R. A. Fonseca, W. B. Mori, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 106(22), 225001 (2011);

Simulations of efficient Raman amplification into the multipetawatt regime [online][arxiv]
R. M. Trines, F. Fiúza, R. Bingham, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, R. A. Cairns, P. A. Norreys
Nature Physics 7, 87-92 (2011);

Bright spatially coherent synchrotron X-rays from a table-top source [online][arxiv]
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
Nature Physics 6, 980 (2010);

All-Optical Steering of Laser-Wakefield-Accelerated Electron Beams [online]
A. Popp, J. Vieira, J. Osterhoff, Zs. Major, R. Hörlein, M. Fuchs, R. Weingartner, T. P. Rowlands-Rees, M. Marti, R. A. Fonseca, S. F. Martins, L. O. Silva, S. M. Hooker, F. Krausz, F. Grüner, and S. Karsch
Physical Review Letters 105, 215001 (2010);

Self-Guided Laser Wakefield Acceleration beyond 1 GeV Using Ionization-Induced Injection [online]
C. E. Clayton, J. E. Ralph, F. Albert, R. A. Fonseca, S. H. Glenzer, C. Joshi, W. Lu, K. A. Marsh, S. F. Martins, W. B. Mori, A. Pak, F. S. Tsung, B. B. Pollock, J. S. Ross, L. O. Silva, D. H. Froula
Physical Review Letters 105, 105003 (2010);

Exploring laser-wakefield-accelerator regimes for near-term lasers using particle-in-cell simulation in Lorentz-boosted frames [online]
S. F. Martins, R. A. Fonseca, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, and L. O. Silva
Nature Physics 6, 311 (2010);

The Nonlinear Saturation of the Non- Resonant Kinetically Driven Streaming Instability [online]
L. Gargaté, R. A. Fonseca, J. Niemec, M. Pohl, R. Bingham, L. O. Silva
Astrophysical Journal Letters 711, L127 (2010);

Measurements of the Critical Power for Self-Injection of Electrons in a Laser Wakefield Accelerator [online]
D. H. Froula, C. E. Clayton, T. Doppner, K. A. Marsh, C. P. J. Barty, L. Divol, R. A. Fonseca, S. H. Glenzer, C. Joshi, W. Lu, S. F. Martins, P. Michel, W. B. Mori, J. P. Palastro, B. B. Pollock, A. Pak, J. E. Ralph, J. S. Ross, C. W. Siders, L. O. Silva, T. Wang,
Physical Review Letters 103, 215006 (2009);

Near-GeV Acceleration of Electrons by a Nonlinear Plasma Wave Driven by a Self-Guided Laser Pulse [online]
S. Kneip, S. R. Nagel, S. F. Martins, S.P.D. Mangles, C. Bellei, O. Cheklov, R. J. Clarke, N. Delerue, E. J. Divall, G. Doucas, K. Ertel, F. Fiuza, R. A. Fonseca, P. Foster, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. hooker, K. Krushenick, W. B. Mori, C. A. J. Palmer, K. Phuoc, P. P. Rajeev, J. Schreiber, M. J. V. Streeter, D. Umer, J. Vieira, L. O. Silva, Z. Najmudin
Physical Review Letters 103, 035002 (2009);

Ion dynamics and acceleration in relativistic shocks [online][arxiv]
S. F. Martins, R. A. Fonseca, W. B. Mori, L. O. Silva
Astrophysical Journal Letters 695, 189 (2009;

Beam Loading in the Nonlinear Regime of Plasma-Based Acceleration [online][arxiv]
M. Tzoufras, W. Lu, F. S. Tsung, C. Huang, W. B. Mori, T. Katsouleas, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, and L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 101, 145002 (2008);

Spontaneous generation of self-organized solitary wave structures at the Earth's magnetopause [online]
R. Trines, R. Bingham, M.W. Dunlop, A. Vaivads, J. A. Davies, J. T. Mendonca, L. O. Silva, P. K. Shukla
Physical Review Letters 99, 205006 (2007);

White-light parametric instabilities in plasmas [online][arxiv]
J. E. Santos, L. O. Silva, R. Bingham
Physical Review Letters 98, 235001 (2007);

Cluster Magnetic Fields from Large-Scale-Structure and Galaxy-Cluster Shocks [online][arxiv]
M. V. Medvedev, L. O. Silva, and M. Kamionkowski
Astrophysical Journal Letters 642, L1 - L4 (2006);

Kinetics of the collisionless expansion of spherical nanoplasmas [online][arxiv]
F. Peano, F. Peinetti, R. Mulas, G. Coppa, and L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 96, 175002 (2006); also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 13, issue 20 (2006);

Space-charge effects in the current-filamentation or Weibel instability [online]
M. Tzoufras, C. Ren, F. S. Tsung, J. W. Tonge, W. B. Mori, M. Fiore, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 96, 105002 (2006);

Very high Mach-number electrostatic shocks in collisionless plasmas [online][arxiv]
G. Sorasio, M. Marti, R. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 96, 045005 (2006);

A quasi-particle approach to the modulational instability of drift waves coupling to zonal flows [online]
R. Trines, R. Bingham, L. O. Silva, J. T. Mendonça, P. K. Shukla, W. B. Mori
Physical Review Letters 94, 165002 (2005);

Dynamics and control of shock shells in the Coulomb explosion of very large deuterium clusters [online]
F. Peano, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 94, 033401 (2005); also in Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science 4, issue 2 (2005);

Long-time evolution of magnetic fields in relativistic GRB shocks [online]
M. V. Medvedev, M. Fiore, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, W. B. Mori
Astrophysical Journal Letters 618, L75-L78 (2005);

Global model for laser-driven MeV electrons in fast ignition [online]
C. Ren, M. Tzoufras, F. S. Tsung, W. B. Mori, S. Amorini, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, J. C. Adam, A. Héron
Physical Review Letters 93, 185004 (2004); also in Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science 3, issue 11 (2004);

Near GeV-energy laser wakefield accelerator of self-injected electrons in a cm-scale plasma channel [online]
F. S. Tsung, R. Narang, W. B.. Mori, C. Joshi, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva
Physical Review Letters 93, 185002 (2004); also in Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science 3, issue 11 (2004);

Proton shock acceleration in laser-plasma interactions [online]
L. O. Silva, M. Marti, J. R. Davies, R. A. Fonseca, C. Ren, F. Tsung and W. B. Mori
Physical Review Letters 92, 015002 (2004); also in Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science 3, issue 2 (2004);

Interpenetrating plasma shells: near-equipartition magnetic generation and non-thermal particle acceleration [online]
L. O. Silva, R. A. Fonseca, J. W. Tonge, J. M. Dawson, W. B. Mori, M. Medvedev
Astrophysical Journal Letters 596, L121 (2003);

Generation of ultra intense single-cycle laser pulses using photon deceleration [online]
F. S. Tsung, R. G. Hemker, C. Ren, L. O. Silva, W. B. Mori, and T. Katsouleas
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 99, 29 (2002);

Neutrino driven streaming instabilities [online]
L. O. Silva, R. Bingham J. M. Dawson, J. T. Mendonça, and P. K. Shukla
Physical Review Letters 83, 2703 (1999);

Experimental evidence of photon acceleration of ultrashort laser pulses in relativistic ionization fronts [online]
J. M. Dias, C. Stenz, N. Lopes, X. Badiche, F. Blasco, A. dos Santos, L. O. Silva, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Antonetti, J. T. Mendonça
Physical Review Letters 78, 4773 (1997)