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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, compassed 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 in the area 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:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
622697
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-129009
ON: DE98051476
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; ENERGY DENSITY; EQUATIONS OF STATE; JETS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; SUPERNOVAE; 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., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/622697.
Campbell, E M, Cauble, R, & Remington, B A. High energy-density science on the National Ignition Facility. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/622697
Campbell, E M, Cauble, R, and Remington, B A. Fri . "High energy-density science on the National Ignition Facility". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/622697. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/622697.
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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, compassed 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 in the area 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 = {10.2172/622697},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {8}
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