The open archive for STFC research publications

Full Record Details

Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/42498
Record Status Checked
Record Id 42498
Title Full-trajectory diagnosis of laser-driven radiative blast waves in search of thermal plasma Instaiilities
Abstract Experimental investigations into the dynamics of cylindrical, laser-driven, high-Mach-number shocks are used to study the thermal cooling instability predicted to occur in astrophysical radiative blast waves. A streaked Schlieren technique measures the full blast-wave trajectory on a single-shot basis, which is key for observing shock velocity oscillations. Electron density profiles and deceleration parameters associated with radiative blast waves were recorded, enabling the calculation of important blast-wave parameters including the fraction of radiated energy, epsilon, as a function of time for comparison with radiation-hydrodynamics simulations.
Organisation CLF , STFC
Keywords 52.72.+v , Physics , 52.50.Jm , 52.35.Tc
Funding Information
Related Research Object(s):
Language English (EN)
Type Details URI(s) Local file(s) Year
Journal Article Phys Rev Lett 100 (2008): 055001. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.055001 PRL 100, 055001 […treak Schlieren).pdf 2008
Showing record 1 of 1
Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000