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Title: Observation of extremely strong shock waves in solids launched by petawatt laser heating

Understanding hydrodynamic phenomena driven by fast electron heating is important for a range of applications including fast electron collimation schemes for fast ignition and the production and study of hot, dense matter. In this work, detailed numerical simulations modelling the heating, hydrodynamic evolution, and extreme ultra-violet (XUV) emission in combination with experimental XUV images indicate shock waves of exceptional strength (200 Mbar) launched due to rapid heating of materials via a petawatt laser. In conclusion, we discuss in detail the production of synthetic XUV images and how they assist us in interpreting experimental XUV images captured at 256 eV using a multi-layer spherical mirror.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of York, York (United Kingdom)
  2. STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab., Oxon (United Kingdom)
  3. Univ. of York, York (United Kingdom); STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab., Oxon (United Kingdom)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  6. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
  7. Univ. of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
  8. Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex (France)
  9. Osaka Univ., Osaka (Japan)
  10. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
  11. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  12. European XFEL GmbH, Schenefeld (Germany)
  13. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  14. STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab., Oxon (United Kingdom); Univ. of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-27944
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; FC52-08NA28302; W-7405-Eng-48
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1398915
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1376973