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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, {ital Le Laser Megajoule}, have been designed to confront one of the most difficult and compelling problem in shock physics{emdash}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. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
295447
Report Number(s):
CONF-970707-
Journal ID: APCPCS; ISSN 0094-243X; TRN: 99:001683
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 429; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Meeting of the topical group on shock compression of condensed matter of the American Physical Society, Amherst, MA (United States), 27 Jul - 1 Aug 1997; Other Information: PBD: Jul 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; COMPRESSIBILITY; DEUTERIUM; LASER TARGETS; ICF DEVICES; SHOCK WAVES; EQUATIONS OF STATE; COMPRESSION; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; VERY HIGH PRESSURE; RAYLEIGH-TAYLOR INSTABILITY; SUPERNOVAE; SUPERNOVA REMNANTS; HYDRODYNAMICS

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_295447,
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, {ital Le Laser Megajoule}, have been designed to confront one of the most difficult and compelling problem in shock physics{emdash}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. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}},
doi = {10.1063/1.55630},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/295447}, journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 429,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {7}
}