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Title: Stagnation and interpenetration of laser-created colliding plasmas

A KMS laser experiment collides Aluminum (A1) and Magnesium (Mg) plasmas. The measurements include electron density, time and space resolved Ly-alpha and He-alpha lines of Al and Mg, and x-ray images. These measurements were analyzed with a hydrodynamic code, LASNEX, and a special two-fluid code OFIS. The results strongly suggest that at early times, the Al interpenetrates the counterstreaming Mg and deposits in the dense Mg region. At late times, the Al plasma stagnates against the Mg plasma.
Authors:
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  1. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))
  2. (KMS Fusion, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6133952
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-104425; CONF-901127--12
ON: DE91006515
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference on pumps for PWR, London (UK), 6-7 Nov 1990
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/DP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; COLLISIONS; ALUMINIUM; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ION TEMPERATURE; MAGNESIUM; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; X-RAY SPECTRA; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; ELEMENTS; METALS; PLASMA; SPECTRA 700208* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Inertial Confinement Technology