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Title: Laser experiments to simulate supernova remnants

Abstract

An experiment using a large laser facility to simulate young supernova remnants (SNRs) is discussed. By analogy to the SNR, the laboratory system includes dense matter that explodes, expansion and cooling to produce energetic, flowing plasma, and the production of shock waves in lower-density surrounding matter. The scaling to SNRs in general and to SN1987A in particular is reviewed. The methods and results of x-ray radiography, by which the system in diagnosed, are discussed. The data show that the hohlraum used to provide the energy for explosion does so in two ways--first, through its radiation pulse, and second, through an additional impulse that is attributed to stagnation pressure. Attempts to model these dynamics are discussed. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2143 (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216077
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; SUPERNOVA REMNANTS; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; PLASMA SIMULATION; SIMULATION; EXPLOSIONS; EXPANSION; COOLING; ASTROPHYSICS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Drake, R. P., Carroll, J. J. III, Smith, T. B., Keiter, P., Glendinning, S. Gail, Hurricane, Omar, Estabrook, Kent, Ryutov, D. D., Remington, B. A., and Wallace, R. J. Laser experiments to simulate supernova remnants. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.874034.
Drake, R. P., Carroll, J. J. III, Smith, T. B., Keiter, P., Glendinning, S. Gail, Hurricane, Omar, Estabrook, Kent, Ryutov, D. D., Remington, B. A., & Wallace, R. J. Laser experiments to simulate supernova remnants. United States. doi:10.1063/1.874034.
Drake, R. P., Carroll, J. J. III, Smith, T. B., Keiter, P., Glendinning, S. Gail, Hurricane, Omar, Estabrook, Kent, Ryutov, D. D., Remington, B. A., and Wallace, R. J. Mon . "Laser experiments to simulate supernova remnants". United States. doi:10.1063/1.874034.
@article{osti_20216077,
title = {Laser experiments to simulate supernova remnants},
author = {Drake, R. P. and Carroll, J. J. III and Smith, T. B. and Keiter, P. and Glendinning, S. Gail and Hurricane, Omar and Estabrook, Kent and Ryutov, D. D. and Remington, B. A. and Wallace, R. J.},
abstractNote = {An experiment using a large laser facility to simulate young supernova remnants (SNRs) is discussed. By analogy to the SNR, the laboratory system includes dense matter that explodes, expansion and cooling to produce energetic, flowing plasma, and the production of shock waves in lower-density surrounding matter. The scaling to SNRs in general and to SN1987A in particular is reviewed. The methods and results of x-ray radiography, by which the system in diagnosed, are discussed. The data show that the hohlraum used to provide the energy for explosion does so in two ways--first, through its radiation pulse, and second, through an additional impulse that is attributed to stagnation pressure. Attempts to model these dynamics are discussed. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.874034},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}