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Title: Steady-state planar ablative flow

Abstract

Steady-state planar ablative flow in a laser produced plasma is studied. The calculations relate all steady-state fluid quantities to only three parameters, the material, absorbed irradiance, and laser wavelength. Here, the fluid is divided into three regions; the subcritical expanding plasma, the steady-state ablation front, and the accelerated slab. Boundary conditions at the interfaces of these regions are given. If the absorbed irradiance is nonuniform, the nonuniformity in ablation pressure is calculated. Results are compared with experiment and fluid simulation for both uniform and nonuniform illumination.

Authors:
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  1. Naval Research Lab, Washington, D.C. (United States)
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Research Org.:
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. (United States). Plasma Theory Branch, Plasma Physics Division; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
5119394
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Fluids (New York)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physics of Fluids (New York); Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9171
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; PLASMA EXPANSION; PLASMA PRESSURE; SCALING LAWS; ABLATION; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; CORRELATIONS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; SIMULATION; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; THEORETICAL DATA; DATA; EXPANSION; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; PLASMA; 700208* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Inertial Confinement Technology; 700105 - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Plasma Kinetics-Theoretical- (-1987)

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Manheimer, W. M., Colombant, D. G., and Gardner, J. H. Steady-state planar ablative flow. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.1063/1.863956.
Manheimer, W. M., Colombant, D. G., & Gardner, J. H. Steady-state planar ablative flow. United States. doi:10.1063/1.863956.
Manheimer, W. M., Colombant, D. G., and Gardner, J. H. Thu . "Steady-state planar ablative flow". United States. doi:10.1063/1.863956. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5119394.
@article{osti_5119394,
title = {Steady-state planar ablative flow},
author = {Manheimer, W. M. and Colombant, D. G. and Gardner, J. H.},
abstractNote = {Steady-state planar ablative flow in a laser produced plasma is studied. The calculations relate all steady-state fluid quantities to only three parameters, the material, absorbed irradiance, and laser wavelength. Here, the fluid is divided into three regions; the subcritical expanding plasma, the steady-state ablation front, and the accelerated slab. Boundary conditions at the interfaces of these regions are given. If the absorbed irradiance is nonuniform, the nonuniformity in ablation pressure is calculated. Results are compared with experiment and fluid simulation for both uniform and nonuniform illumination.},
doi = {10.1063/1.863956},
journal = {Physics of Fluids (New York)},
number = 9,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Configuration for ablative acceleration.

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