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Title: Equation of State measurements of hydrogen isotopes on Nova

High intensity lasers can be used to perform measurements of materials at extremely high pressures if certain experimental issues can be overcome. We have addressed those issues and used the Nova laser to shock-compress liquid deuterium and obtain measurements of density and pressure on the principal Hugoniot at pressures from 300 kbar to more than 2 Mbar. The data are compared with a number of equation of state models. The data indicate that the effect of molecular dissociation of the deuterium into a monatomic phase may have a significant impact on the equation of state near 1 Mbar.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
16530
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC--129033; CONF-971103--
ON: DE98052002; BR: DP0211000; TRN: US200305%%72
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-Eng-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: Supercedes report DE98052002; PBD: 01 Nov 1997; PBD: 1 Nov 1997
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; DEUTERIUM; DISSOCIATION; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; LASERS