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Title: Application of new techniques for EOS data

Abstract

This is the final report of a one-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). One area of great uncertainty as well as high physics leverage is that of the material properties of plutonium and other materials including zirconium, uranium-niobium, deuterium-tritium, tantalum, beryllium, and oralloy. These properties include plutonium Hugoniot and melt-curve data to 10 Mbars and the plutonium off-Hugoniot data. Their goal is a proof-of-principle experiment on the Los Alamos Trident laser that will determine the technical and logistical issues involved with performing an accurate equation-of-state (EOS) and melt-curve experiment with plutonium, as well as performing initial measurements on the plutonium Hugoniot. This method can also be used to gather data at relatively low cost for other materials as well. Such a capability would complement existing gas-gun facilities and laser-driven miniflyers.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
334308
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-98-3257
ON: DE99002232; TRN: AHC29914%%112
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1998]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; PLUTONIUM; MELTING; EQUATIONS OF STATE; TEST FACILITIES; MATERIALS TESTING; NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Citation Formats

Hsing, W. Application of new techniques for EOS data. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/334308.
Hsing, W. Application of new techniques for EOS data. United States. doi:10.2172/334308.
Hsing, W. Thu . "Application of new techniques for EOS data". United States. doi:10.2172/334308. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/334308.
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abstractNote = {This is the final report of a one-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). One area of great uncertainty as well as high physics leverage is that of the material properties of plutonium and other materials including zirconium, uranium-niobium, deuterium-tritium, tantalum, beryllium, and oralloy. These properties include plutonium Hugoniot and melt-curve data to 10 Mbars and the plutonium off-Hugoniot data. Their goal is a proof-of-principle experiment on the Los Alamos Trident laser that will determine the technical and logistical issues involved with performing an accurate equation-of-state (EOS) and melt-curve experiment with plutonium, as well as performing initial measurements on the plutonium Hugoniot. This method can also be used to gather data at relatively low cost for other materials as well. Such a capability would complement existing gas-gun facilities and laser-driven miniflyers.},
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