High energy-density physics: From nuclear testing to the superlasers

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We describe the role for the next-generation ``superlasers`` in the study of matter under extremely high energy density conditions, in comparison to previous uses of nuclear explosives for this purpose. As examples, we focus on three important areas of physics that have unresolved issues which must be addressed by experiment: Equations of state, hydrodynamic mixing, and the transport of radiation. We will describe the advantages the large lasers will have in a comprehensive experimental program.

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Campbell, E.M.; Holmes, N.C.; Libby, S.B.; Remington, B.A. & Teller, E. October 20, 1995.

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We describe the role for the next-generation ``superlasers`` in the study of matter under extremely high energy density conditions, in comparison to previous uses of nuclear explosives for this purpose. As examples, we focus on three important areas of physics that have unresolved issues which must be addressed by experiment: Equations of state, hydrodynamic mixing, and the transport of radiation. We will describe the advantages the large lasers will have in a comprehensive experimental program.

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8 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96004675

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  • American Physical Society biennial conference on shock compression of condensed matter, Seattle, WA (United States), 13-18 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE96004675
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121636-Rev.1
  • Report No.: CONF-950846--73
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 179298
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664570

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Campbell, E.M.; Holmes, N.C.; Libby, S.B.; Remington, B.A. & Teller, E. High energy-density physics: From nuclear testing to the superlasers, article, October 20, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664570/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.