12 December 2003 Investigations into compressible turbulent mix in a convergent geometry plasma environment
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Proceedings Volume 5228, ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.534289
Event: ECLIM 2002: 27th European conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, 2002, Moscow, Russian Federation
Abstract
A suite of experiments to measure the growth of turbulent mix in a compressible, convergent geometry has been performed on the Omega laser facility at LLE, Rochester NY. These employ a radiographically opaque marker layer to set the initial conditions at the unstable interface and to provide a diagnostic of the induced density gradients. The marker is sandwiched between a plastic ablator and a low-density polystyrene foam cylinder. The implosion is driven by uniform irradiation by 50 laser beams in an impulsive acceleration mode. The ablative drive launches a strong shock, causing the marker to become mixed into both the foam and the ablator. Compressible Richtmeyer Meshkov effects, modified by Bell-Plesset instability dominate the instability growth. The dependence on initial surface roughness is studied along with the time history of the evolution.
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Kenneth W. Parker, Kenneth W. Parker, Steve D. Rothman, Steve D. Rothman, Colin Horsfield, Colin Horsfield, Mike Dunne, Mike Dunne, David Youngs, David Youngs, Steve Batha, Steve Batha, Nick E. Lanier, Nick E. Lanier, Matt Balkey, Matt Balkey, Christopher W. Barnes, Christopher W. Barnes, Glenn Magelsenn, Glenn Magelsenn, Norm Delameter, Norm Delameter, } "Investigations into compressible turbulent mix in a convergent geometry plasma environment", Proc. SPIE 5228, ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.534289; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.534289
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