Journal papers

The main results of the project are being published on different peer-reviewed journals. All articles are publicly available for download at the corresponding link.




A. Maffini, D. Orecchia, A. Pazzaglia, M. Zavelani-Rossi and M. Passoni
Pulsed laser deposition of carbon nanofoam
Applied Surface Science 599, 153859 (2022)

A. Maffini, A. Pazzaglia, D. Dellasega, V. Russo and M. Passoni
Production of Carbon Nanofoam by Pulsed Laser Deposition on Flexible Substrates
In: Nanoporous Carbons for Soft and Flexible Energy Devices. Carbon Materials: Chemistry and Physics, vol 11. Springer, Cham. (2022)

A. Formenti, M. Galbiati and M. Passoni
Modeling and simulations of ultra-intense laser-driven bremsstrahlung with double-layer targets
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 64, 044009 (2022)



D. Dellasega, F. Mirani, D. Vavassori, C. Conti and M. Passoni
Role of energetic ions in the growth of fcc and ω crystalline phases in Ti films deposited by HiPIMS
Applied Surface Science, 556, 149678 (2021). [pdf]

F. Mirani, D. Calzolari, A. Formenti and M. Passoni
Superintense laser-driven photon activation analysis
Communications Physics 4, 185 (2021) [pdf]

I. Prencipe, J. Metzkes-Ng, A. Pazzaglia, C. Bernert, D. Dellasega, L. Fedeli, A. Formenti, M. Garten, T. Kluge, S. Kraft, A. Laso Garcia, A. Maffini, L. Obst-Huebl, M. Rehwald, M. Sobiella, K. Zeil, U. Schramm, T. E. Cowan and M. Passoni
Efficient laser-driven proton and Bremsstrahlung generation from cluster-assembled foam targets
New Journal of Physics, 23 093015 (2021) [pdf]





A. Pazzaglia, L. Fedeli, A. Formenti, A. Maffini, and M. Passoni
A theoretical model of laser-driven ion acceleration from near-critical double-layer targets
Communications Physics 3, 133 (2020) [pdf]

F. Mirani, A. Maffini, F. Casamichiela, A. Pazzaglia, A. Formenti, D. Dellasega, V. Russo, D. Vavassori, D. Bortot, M. Huault, G. Zeraouli, V.Ospina, S. Malko, J. I. Apiñaniz, J. A. Perez-Hernández, D. De Luis, G.Gatti, L. Volpe, A. Pola and M. Passoni
Integrated quantitative PIXE analysis and EDX spectroscopy using a laser-driven particle source
Science Advances 2021; 7 : eabc8660. [pdf]

A. Formenti, A. Maffini, and M. Passoni
Non-equilibrium effects in a relativistic plasma sheath model
New Journal of Physics 22, 053020 (2020) [pdf]

L. Fedeli, A. Formenti, A. Pazzaglia, F. M. Arioli, A. Tentori and M. Passoni
Enhanced laser-driven hadron sources with nanostructured double-layer targets
New Journal of Physics 22, 033045 (2020) [pdf]

M. Passoni, F. M Arioli, L. Cialfi, D. Dellasega, L. Fedeli, A. Formenti, A. C. Giovannelli, A. Maffini, F. Mirani, A. Pazzaglia, A. Tentori, D. Vavassori, M. Zavelani-Rossi and V. Russo
Advanced laser-driven ion sources and their applications in materials and nuclear science
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 61, 014022 (2020) [pdf]


A. Maffini, A. Pazzaglia, D. Dellasega, V. Russo and M. Passoni
Growth dynamics of pulsed laser deposited nanofoams
Physical Review Materials 3, 083404 (2019) [pdf]

A. Pazzaglia, A. Maffini, D. Dellasega, A. Lamperti and M. Passoni
Reference-free evaluation of thin films mass thickness and composition through energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
Material Characterization 153, 92 (2019) [pdf]

M. Passoni, L. Fedeli and F. Mirani
Superintense Laser-driven ion beam analysis
Scientific Reports 9.1 (2019): 9202 [pdf]

A. Macchi, G. Cantono, L. Fedeli, F. Pisani, and T. Ceccotti
Extreme high field plasmonics: Electron acceleration and XUV harmonic generation from ultrashort surface plasmons
Physics of Plasmas 26, 042114 (2019) [pdf]

E. Besozzi, D.Dellasega, V. Russo, C. Conti, M.Passoni and M.G.Beghi
Thermomechanical properties of amorphous metallic tungsten-oxygen
and tungsten-oxide coatings, 

Materials & Design 165 (2019) 107565  [pdf]


C. E. Bottani and D. Fioretto,
Brillouin scattering of phonons in complex materials,
Advances in Physics: X 3 (2018) 1467281 [pdf]

L. Fedeli, A. Formenti, L. Cialfi, A. Pazzaglia and M. Passoni,
Ultra-intense laser interaction with nanostructured near-critical plasmas, 
Scientific Reports 8 (2018) 3834  [pdf]

E. Besozzi, A. Maffini, D. Dellasega, V. Russo, A. Facibeni, A. Pazzaglia, M.G. Beghi and M. Passoni.
Nanosecond laser pulses for mimicking thermal effects on nanostructured tungsten-based materials, 
Nuclear Fusion 58 (2018) 036019 (12pp)  [pdf]

E. Besozzi, D. Dellasega, A. Pezzoli, A. Mantegazza, M. Passoni and M.G. Beghi
Coefficient of thermal expansion of nanostructured tungsten based coatings assessed by substrate curvature method, 
Materials & Design 137 (2018) 192-203  [pdf]

L. Fedeli, A. Formenti, L. Cialfi, A. Sgattoni, G .Cantono and M. Passoni,
Structured targets for advanced laser-driven sources, 
Plasma Phys. Control. Fus. 60 (2018) 014013   [pdf]


I. Prencipe et al.,
Targets for high repetition rate laser facilities: needs, challenges and perspectives, 
High Power Laser Science and Engineering (2017) 5, 17-31  [pdf]

D. Dellasega, V. Russo, A. Pezzoli, C. Conti, N. Lecis, E. Besozzi, M. Beghi, C. E. Bottani and M. Passoni,
Boron films produced by high energy Pulsed Laser Deposition, 
Materials & Design 134 (2017) 35-43  [pdf]

L. Fedeli, A. Formenti, C. E. Bottani and M. Passoni,
Parametric investigation of laser interaction with uniform and nanostructured near-critical plasmas,
Eur. Phys. J. D (2017) 71:202   [pdf]

A. Maffini, L. Moser, L. Marot, R. Steiner, D. Dellasega, A. Uccello, E. Meyer and M. Passoni,
In situ cleaning of diagnostic first mirrors: an experimental comparison between plasma and laser cleaning in ITER-relevant conditions, 
Nucl. Fusion 57 (2017) 046014 (13pp)  [pdf]

L. Fedeli, A. Sgattoni, G. Cantono and A. Macchi,
Relativistic surface-plasmon enhanced harmonic generation from gratings,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 051103 (2017)   [pdf]


I. Prencipe, A. Sgattoni, D. Dellasega, L. Fedeli, L. Cialfi, Il Woo Choi, I Jong Kim, K. A. Janulewicz, K. F. Kakolee, Hwang Woon Lee, Jae Hee Sung, Seong Ku Lee, Chang Hee Nam and M Passoni,
Development of foam-based layered targets for laser-driven ion beam production,
Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 58 (2016) 034019 (8pp)  [pdf]

M. Passoni, A. Sgattoni, I. Prencipe, L. Fedeli, D. Dellasega, L. Cialfi, Il Woo Choi, I Jong Kim, K. A. Janulewicz, Hwang Woon Lee, Jae Hee Sung, Seong Ku Lee, and Chang Hee Nam,
Toward high-energy laser-driven ion beams: Nanostructured double-layer targets,

A. Maffini, A. Uccello, D. Dellasega and M. Passoni,
Laser cleaning of diagnostic mirrors from tungsten–oxygen tokamak-like contaminants,
Nucl. Fusion 56 (2016) 086008 (9pp)  [pdf]

E. Besozzi D. Dellasega, A. Pezzoli, C. Conti, M. Passoni and M. G. Beghi,
Amorphous, ultra-nano- and nano-crystalline tungsten-based coatings grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition: mechanical characterization by Surface Brillouin Spectroscopy,
Materials & Design 106 (2016): 14-21   [pdf]

L. Cialfi, L. Fedeli and M. Passoni,
Electron heating in subpicosecond laser interaction with overdense and near-critical plasmas,
Physical Review E 94.5 (2016): 053201  [pdf]