2 April 2004 Laser-driven shock experiments at PALS
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Proceedings Volume 5399, Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2003; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552846
Event: Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2003, 2003, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Here we discuss the results of the experiments performed using the Prague Asterix Laser System (PALS) of wavelength 0.44 μm (3ω of Iodine laser) and energy ≈ 250 J in 450 ps (FWHM). Two sets of experiments were carried out, firstly, generation of high quality shocks which were steady in time and uniform in space using Phase Zone Plates (PZP), to establish the scaling laws of shock pressure Vs. laser intensity for aluminum foil target of thickness 8 μm. Our results show a good agreement with the delocalized laser absorption model. Secondly, measurements of the Equation of State of carbon compressed by shocks at megabars of pressure have been realized. Equation of State were obtained for carbon using the impedance mismatch technique. Step targets allowed the simultaneous measurements of shock velocity in two different materials. Aluminum was used as a reference material and relative EOS data for carbon have been obtained up to ≈ 14 Mbar pressure.
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Dimitri Batani, Dimitri Batani, H. Stabile, H. Stabile, A. Ravasio, A. Ravasio, Tara Desai, Tara Desai, G. Lucchini, G. Lucchini, F. Strati, F. Strati, Jiri Ullschmied, Jiri Ullschmied, E. Krousky, E. Krousky, Jiri Skala, Jiri Skala, Bozena Kralikova, Bozena Kralikova, Miroslav Pfeifer, Miroslav Pfeifer, Christelle Kadlec, Christelle Kadlec, Tomas Mocek, Tomas Mocek, A. R. Prag, A. R. Prag, Hiroaki Nishimura, Hiroaki Nishimura, Yoshihiro Ochi, Yoshihiro Ochi, Vladimir D. Zvorykin, Vladimir D. Zvorykin, } "Laser-driven shock experiments at PALS", Proc. SPIE 5399, Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2003, (2 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552846; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552846

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