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Title: Final Technical Report: Magnetic Reconnection in High-Energy Laser-Produced Plasmas

Abstract

This report describes the final results from the DOE Grant DE-SC0007168, “Fast Magnetic Reconnection in HED Laser-Produced Plasmas.” The recent generation of laboratory high-energy-density physics facilities has opened significant physics opportunities for experimentally modeling astrophysical plasmas. The goal of this proposal is to use these new tools to study fundamental problems in plasma physics and plasma astrophysics. Fundamental topics in this area involve study of the generation, amplification, and fate of magnetic fields, which are observed to pervade the plasma universe and govern its evolution. This project combined experiments at DOE laser facilities with kinetic plasma simulation to study these processes. The primary original goal of the project was to study magnetic reconnection using a new experimental platform, colliding magnetized laser-produced plasmas. However through a series of fortuitous discoveries, the work broadened out to allow significant advancement on multiple topics in laboratory astrophysics, including magnetic reconnection, Weibel instability, and collisionless shocks.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)
  2. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1349850
Report Number(s):
DOE-UNH-7168
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0007168
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Germaschewski, Kai, Fox, William, and Bhattacharjee, Amitava. Final Technical Report: Magnetic Reconnection in High-Energy Laser-Produced Plasmas. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1349850.
Germaschewski, Kai, Fox, William, & Bhattacharjee, Amitava. Final Technical Report: Magnetic Reconnection in High-Energy Laser-Produced Plasmas. United States. doi:10.2172/1349850.
Germaschewski, Kai, Fox, William, and Bhattacharjee, Amitava. Thu . "Final Technical Report: Magnetic Reconnection in High-Energy Laser-Produced Plasmas". United States. doi:10.2172/1349850. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1349850.
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title = {Final Technical Report: Magnetic Reconnection in High-Energy Laser-Produced Plasmas},
author = {Germaschewski, Kai and Fox, William and Bhattacharjee, Amitava},
abstractNote = {This report describes the final results from the DOE Grant DE-SC0007168, “Fast Magnetic Reconnection in HED Laser-Produced Plasmas.” The recent generation of laboratory high-energy-density physics facilities has opened significant physics opportunities for experimentally modeling astrophysical plasmas. The goal of this proposal is to use these new tools to study fundamental problems in plasma physics and plasma astrophysics. Fundamental topics in this area involve study of the generation, amplification, and fate of magnetic fields, which are observed to pervade the plasma universe and govern its evolution. This project combined experiments at DOE laser facilities with kinetic plasma simulation to study these processes. The primary original goal of the project was to study magnetic reconnection using a new experimental platform, colliding magnetized laser-produced plasmas. However through a series of fortuitous discoveries, the work broadened out to allow significant advancement on multiple topics in laboratory astrophysics, including magnetic reconnection, Weibel instability, and collisionless shocks.},
doi = {10.2172/1349850},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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