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Title: Shock compression response of poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) plastic to 985 GPa

Poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) plastic (PMP) is a hydrocarbon polymer with potential applications to inertial confinement fusion experiments and as a Hugoniot impedance matching standard for equation of state experiments. Using Sandia's Z-machine, we performed a series of flyer plate experiments to measure the principal Hugoniot and reshock states of PMP up to 985 GPa. The principal Hugoniot measurements validate density functional theory (DFT) calculations along the Hugoniot. The DFT calculations are further analyzed using a bond tracking method to understand the dissociation pathway under shock compression. Complete dissociation occurs at a compression factor similar to other sp3-hybridized, C-C bonded systems, which suggests a limiting compression for C-C bonds. The combined experimental and DFT results provide a solid basis for constructing an equation of state model for PMP.
Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492988
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; COMPRESSION; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; DISSOCIATION; EQUATIONS OF STATE; HYDROCARBONS; IMPEDANCE; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; PLASTICS; PRESSURE RANGE GIGA PA