Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-78dcdb465f-hcvhd Total loading time: 23.361 Render date: 2021-04-17T13:29:07.685Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": false, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true }

A laser experiment for studying radiative shocks in astrophysics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 November 2002

X. FLEURY
Affiliation:
Département de Physique Théorique et Appliquée, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, BP 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
S. BOUQUET
Affiliation:
Département de Physique Théorique et Appliquée, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, BP 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
C. STEHLÉ
Affiliation:
Département d'Astrophysique Stellaire et Galactique, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
M. KOENIG
Affiliation:
Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (LULI), UMR 7605, CNRS–CEA–Université Paris VI–École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
D. BATANI
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Occhialini,” Università di Milano–Bicocca and INFM, Via Emanueli 15, 20126 Milano, Italy
A. BENUZZI-MOUNAIX
Affiliation:
Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (LULI), UMR 7605, CNRS–CEA–Université Paris VI–École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
J.-P. CHIÈZE
Affiliation:
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, DSM, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
N. GRANDJOUAN
Affiliation:
Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (LULI), UMR 7605, CNRS–CEA–Université Paris VI–École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
J. GRENIER
Affiliation:
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, CESTA, BP 2, 33114 Le Barp, France
T. HALL
Affiliation:
University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
E. HENRY
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Occhialini,” Università di Milano–Bicocca and INFM, Via Emanueli 15, 20126 Milano, Italy
J.-P. LAFON
Affiliation:
Département d'Astrophysique Stellaire et Galactique, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
S. LEYGNAC
Affiliation:
Département d'Astrophysique Stellaire et Galactique, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
V. MALKA
Affiliation:
Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (LULI), UMR 7605, CNRS–CEA–Université Paris VI–École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
B. MARCHET
Affiliation:
Département de Conception et de Réalisation des Expériences, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, BP 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
H. MERDJI
Affiliation:
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, DSM, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
C. MICHAUT
Affiliation:
Département d'Astrophysique Stellaire et Galactique, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
F. THAIS
Affiliation:
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, DSM, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

Abstract

In this article, we present a laboratory astrophysics experiment on radiative shocks and its interpretation using simple modelization. The experiment is performed with a 100-J laser (pulse duration of about 0.5 ns) which irradiates a 1-mm3 xenon gas-filled cell. Descriptions of both the experiment and the associated diagnostics are given. The apparition of a radiation precursor in the unshocked material is evidenced from interferometry diagrams. A model including self-similar solutions and numerical ones is derived and fairly good agreements are obtained between the theoretical and the experimental results.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
© 2002 Cambridge University Press

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below.

Full text views

Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views.

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 34 *
View data table for this chart

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 17th April 2021. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

A laser experiment for studying radiative shocks in astrophysics
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

A laser experiment for studying radiative shocks in astrophysics
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

A laser experiment for studying radiative shocks in astrophysics
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *