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11 July 1988 Experimental Observation Of Ion Correlation In High Density Plasmas
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Proceedings Volume 0913, High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965129
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
In this paper we present the first observation of ion correlation effects in a dense plasma. A range of experiments has been carried out at the SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, using their high power laser system (VULCAN) for shock compression and heating of thin aluminium foil targets. The plasma is produced in aluminium Ising a colliding shock technique. Short range order within the plasma is observed using the Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectrum of the aluminium K absorption edge. Densities ≈2X solid density have been measured from the EXAFS spectrum. These results are in reasonable agreement with the computer predictions.
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B Shiwai, T A Hall, A Djaoui, R W Eason, C L Jackson, S J Rose, A Cole, and P Apte "Experimental Observation Of Ion Correlation In High Density Plasmas", Proc. SPIE 0913, High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions, (11 July 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965129
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