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Title: From Swords to Plowshares: The US/Russian Collaboration in High Energy Density Physics Using Pulsed Power

Abstract

Since 1992, the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the institutes that designed the first nuclear weapons of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively, have been working together in fundamental research related to pulsed power and high energy density science. This collaboration has enabled scientists formerly engaged in weapons activities to redirect their attention to peaceful pursuits of wide benefit to the technical community. More than thirty joint experiments have been performed at Sarov and Los Alamos in areas as diverse as solid state physics in high magnetic fields, fusion plasma formation, isentropic compression of noble gases, and explosively driven-high current generation technology. Expanding on the introductory comments of the conference plenary presentation, this paper traces the origins of this collaboration and briefly reviews the scientific accomplishments. Detailed reports of the scientific accomplishments can be found in other papers in these proceedings and in other publications.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
758895
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-99-1361
TRN: US0004430
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Eighth International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, Tallahassee, FL (US), 10/19/1998--10/23/1998; Other Information: PBD: 15 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LANL; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; SOLID STATE PHYSICS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Citation Formats

Younger, S M, Fowler, C M, Lindemuth, I, Chernyshev, V K, Mokhov, V N, and Pavlovskii, A I. From Swords to Plowshares: The US/Russian Collaboration in High Energy Density Physics Using Pulsed Power. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Younger, S M, Fowler, C M, Lindemuth, I, Chernyshev, V K, Mokhov, V N, & Pavlovskii, A I. From Swords to Plowshares: The US/Russian Collaboration in High Energy Density Physics Using Pulsed Power. United States.
Younger, S M, Fowler, C M, Lindemuth, I, Chernyshev, V K, Mokhov, V N, and Pavlovskii, A I. Mon . "From Swords to Plowshares: The US/Russian Collaboration in High Energy Density Physics Using Pulsed Power". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/758895.
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title = {From Swords to Plowshares: The US/Russian Collaboration in High Energy Density Physics Using Pulsed Power},
author = {Younger, S M and Fowler, C M and Lindemuth, I and Chernyshev, V K and Mokhov, V N and Pavlovskii, A I},
abstractNote = {Since 1992, the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the institutes that designed the first nuclear weapons of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively, have been working together in fundamental research related to pulsed power and high energy density science. This collaboration has enabled scientists formerly engaged in weapons activities to redirect their attention to peaceful pursuits of wide benefit to the technical community. More than thirty joint experiments have been performed at Sarov and Los Alamos in areas as diverse as solid state physics in high magnetic fields, fusion plasma formation, isentropic compression of noble gases, and explosively driven-high current generation technology. Expanding on the introductory comments of the conference plenary presentation, this paper traces the origins of this collaboration and briefly reviews the scientific accomplishments. Detailed reports of the scientific accomplishments can be found in other papers in these proceedings and in other publications.},
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