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Title: High energy-density science on the National Ignition Facility

Abstract

The National Ignition Facility, as well as its French counterpart, Le Laser Megajoule, have been designed to confront one of the most difficult and compelling problem in shock physics - the creation of a hot, compressed DT plasma surrounded and confined by cold, nearly degenerate DT fuel. At the same time, these laser facilities will present the shock physics community with unique tools for the study of high energy density matter at states unreachable by any other laboratory technique. Here we describe how these lasers can contribute to investigations of high energy density matter in the areas of material properties and equations of state, extend present laboratory shock techniques such as high-speed jets to new regimes, and allow study of extreme conditions found in astrophysical phenomena.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21185636
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 429; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 10. American Physical Society topical conference on shock compression of condensed matter, Amherst, MA (United States), 27 Jul - 1 Aug 1997; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.55630; (c) 1998 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPRESSIBILITY; D-T OPERATION; DEUTERIUM; ENERGY DENSITY; EQUATIONS OF STATE; HOT PLASMA; LASERS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Campbell, E M, Cauble, R, and Remington, B A. High energy-density science on the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.1063/1.55630.
Campbell, E M, Cauble, R, & Remington, B A. High energy-density science on the National Ignition Facility. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.55630
Campbell, E M, Cauble, R, and Remington, B A. 1998. "High energy-density science on the National Ignition Facility". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.55630.
@article{osti_21185636,
title = {High energy-density science on the National Ignition Facility},
author = {Campbell, E M and Cauble, R and Remington, B A},
abstractNote = {The National Ignition Facility, as well as its French counterpart, Le Laser Megajoule, have been designed to confront one of the most difficult and compelling problem in shock physics - the creation of a hot, compressed DT plasma surrounded and confined by cold, nearly degenerate DT fuel. At the same time, these laser facilities will present the shock physics community with unique tools for the study of high energy density matter at states unreachable by any other laboratory technique. Here we describe how these lasers can contribute to investigations of high energy density matter in the areas of material properties and equations of state, extend present laboratory shock techniques such as high-speed jets to new regimes, and allow study of extreme conditions found in astrophysical phenomena.},
doi = {10.1063/1.55630},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21185636}, journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 429,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {7}
}