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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 , CLF-HPL , STFC
Keywords 52.50.Jm , 52.35.Tc , Physics , 52.72.+v
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Journal Article Phys Rev Lett 100 (2008): 055001. https://doi.org/1…ysRevLett.100.055001 2008