Achieving high-density states through shock-wave loading of precompressed samples

Raymond Jeanloz*, Peter M. Celliers, Gilbert W. Collins, Jon H. Eggert, Kanani K. M. Lee, R. Stewart McWilliams, Stephanie Brygoo, Paul Loubeyre

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Abstract / Description of output

Materials can be experimentally characterized to terapascal pressures by sending a laser-induced shock wave through a sample that is precompressed inside a diamond-anvil cell. This combination of static and dynamic compression methods has been experimentally demonstrated and ultimately provides access to the 10- to 100-TPa (0.1-1 Gbar) pressure range that is relevant to planetary science, testing first-principles theories of condensed matter, and experimentally studying a new regime of chemical bonding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9172-9177
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2007

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • high pressure
  • planetary interiors
  • diamond-anvil cell
  • Hugoniot
  • laser shock


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