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Surface heating of wire plasmas using laser-irradiated cone geometries

Abstract:

Petawatt lasers can generate extreme states of matter, making them unique tools for high-energy-density physics. Pressures in the gigabar regime can potentially be generated with cone-wire targets when the coupling efficiency is high and temperatures reach 2-4keV (ref.1). The only other method of obtaining such gigantic pressures is to use the megajoule laser facilities being constructed (National Ignition Facility and Laser MégaJoule). The energy can be transported over surprisingly long dis...

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10.1038/nphys755

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Journal:
Nature Physics
Volume:
3
Issue:
12
Pages:
853-856
Publication date:
2007-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-2481
ISSN:
1745-2473
Source identifiers:
353746
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:353746
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uuid:3f837bef-84dd-4099-bd4b-2198acddbef8
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pubs:353746
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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