Developing solid state experiments on the Nova laser

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An x-ray drive has been developed to shock compress metal foils in the solid state using an internally shielded hohlraum with a high contrast shaped pulse from the Nova laser. The drive has been characterized and hydrodynamics experiments designed to study growth of the Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability in Cu foils at 3 Mbar peak pressures in the plastic flow regime have been started. Pre-imposed modulations with an initial wavelength of 20-50 {micro}m, and amplitudes of 1.0-2.5 {micro}m show growth consistent with simulations. In the Nova experiments, the fluid and solid states are expected to behave similarly for Cu. An analytic ... continued below

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Chandler, E A; Colvin, J D; Failor, B H; Gold, D M; Hauer, A; Kalantar, D H et al. August 6, 1999.

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An x-ray drive has been developed to shock compress metal foils in the solid state using an internally shielded hohlraum with a high contrast shaped pulse from the Nova laser. The drive has been characterized and hydrodynamics experiments designed to study growth of the Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability in Cu foils at 3 Mbar peak pressures in the plastic flow regime have been started. Pre-imposed modulations with an initial wavelength of 20-50 {micro}m, and amplitudes of 1.0-2.5 {micro}m show growth consistent with simulations. In the Nova experiments, the fluid and solid states are expected to behave similarly for Cu. An analytic stability analysis is used to motivate an experimental design with an Al foil where the effects of material strength on the RT growth are significantly enhanced. The conditions reached in the metal foils at peak compression are similar to those predicted at the core of the earth.

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  • Second International Workshop on Laboratory Astrophysics with Intense Lasers, Tucson, AZ (US), 03/19/1998--03/21/1998

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-131851
  • Report No.: DP0210000
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11330
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619398

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Chandler, E A; Colvin, J D; Failor, B H; Gold, D M; Hauer, A; Kalantar, D H et al. Developing solid state experiments on the Nova laser, article, August 6, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619398/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.