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Title: The modeling of delayed-onset Rayleigh-Taylor and transition to mixing in laser-driven HED experiments

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss simulations, along with a benchmarking experiment, performed using the xRAGE code which demonstrate the ability of a laser model to predict laser-driven, high-energy-density shock hydrodynamics with good fidelity. This directly contributes to our ability to model hydrodynamic-instability dynamics produced by a laser drive typical of those available at OMEGA, OMEGA-EP, NIF, and similar facilities. In particular, we show how the laser model is essential for predicting deceleration-phase Rayleigh-Taylor arising from laser turn-off. We do this using the experimental case of a seeded single-mode perturbation. Then, we turn to a seeded multimode perturbation to show how the above result permits us to access the modeling of hydrodynamic mixing, a topic of interest for future work.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); The Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532711
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1523326
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-31213
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001; AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Di Stefano, Carlos A., Doss, Forrest William, Rasmus, Alexander Martin, Flippo, Kirk Adler, and Haines, Brian Michael. The modeling of delayed-onset Rayleigh-Taylor and transition to mixing in laser-driven HED experiments. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5085332.
Di Stefano, Carlos A., Doss, Forrest William, Rasmus, Alexander Martin, Flippo, Kirk Adler, & Haines, Brian Michael. The modeling of delayed-onset Rayleigh-Taylor and transition to mixing in laser-driven HED experiments. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5085332.
Di Stefano, Carlos A., Doss, Forrest William, Rasmus, Alexander Martin, Flippo, Kirk Adler, and Haines, Brian Michael. Wed . "The modeling of delayed-onset Rayleigh-Taylor and transition to mixing in laser-driven HED experiments". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5085332. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532711.
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title = {The modeling of delayed-onset Rayleigh-Taylor and transition to mixing in laser-driven HED experiments},
author = {Di Stefano, Carlos A. and Doss, Forrest William and Rasmus, Alexander Martin and Flippo, Kirk Adler and Haines, Brian Michael},
abstractNote = {In this paper, we discuss simulations, along with a benchmarking experiment, performed using the xRAGE code which demonstrate the ability of a laser model to predict laser-driven, high-energy-density shock hydrodynamics with good fidelity. This directly contributes to our ability to model hydrodynamic-instability dynamics produced by a laser drive typical of those available at OMEGA, OMEGA-EP, NIF, and similar facilities. In particular, we show how the laser model is essential for predicting deceleration-phase Rayleigh-Taylor arising from laser turn-off. We do this using the experimental case of a seeded single-mode perturbation. Then, we turn to a seeded multimode perturbation to show how the above result permits us to access the modeling of hydrodynamic mixing, a topic of interest for future work.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5085332},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 5,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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