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Magnetic-field generation by the ablative nonlinear Rayleigh–Taylor instability

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 December 2014

Philip M. Nilson
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Fusion Science Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
L. Gao
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
I. V. Igumenshchev
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
G. Fiksel
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
R. Yan
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Fusion Science Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
J. R. Davies
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Fusion Science Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
D. Martinez
Affiliation:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550, USA
V. A. Smalyuk
Affiliation:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550, USA
M. G. Haines
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
E. G. Blackman
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
D. H. Froula
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
R. Betti
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Fusion Science Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
D. D. Meyerhofer
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Fusion Science Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA Department of Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
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Abstract

Experiments reporting magnetic-field generation by the ablative nonlinear Rayleigh–Taylor (RT) instability are reviewed. The experiments show how large-scale magnetic fields can, under certain circumstances, emerge and persist in strongly driven laboratory and astrophysical flows at drive pressures exceeding one million times atmospheric pressure.

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