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Title: Shock-wave equation-of-state measurements in fused silica up to 1600 GPa

The properties of silica are important to geophysical and high-pressure equation of state research. The most prevalent crystalline form, α-quartz, has been extensively studied to TPa pressures. Recent experiments with amorphous silica, commonly referred to as fused silica, provided Hugoniot and reflectivity data up to 630 GPa using magnetically-driven aluminum impactors. This article presents measurements of the fused silica Hugoniot over the range from 200 to 1600 GPa using laser-driven shocks with a quartz standard. These results extend the measured Hugoniot of fused silica to higher pressures, but more importantly, in the 200-600 GPa range, the data are very good agreement with those obtained with a different driver and standard material. As a result, a new shock velocity-particle velocity relation is derived to fit the experimental data.
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
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United States
58 GEOSCIENCES; silica; quartz; high pressure; velocity measurement; glues