Implementation of Hydrodynamic Simulation Code in Shock Experiment Design for Alkali Metals

A. L. Coleman*, R. Briggs, M. G. Gorman, S. Ali, A. Lazicki, D. C. Swift, P. G. Stubley, E. E. McBride, G. Collins, J. S. Wark, M. I. McMahon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Shock compression techniques enable the investigation of extreme P-T states. In order to probe off-Hugoniot regions of P-T space, target makeup and laser pulse parameters must be carefully designed. HYADES is a hydrodynamic simulation code which has been successfully utilised to simulate shock compression events and refine the experimental parameters required in order to explore new P-T states in alkali metals. Here we describe simulations and experiments on potassium, along with the techniques required to access off-Hugoniot states.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJOINT AIRAPT-25TH & EHPRG-53RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH PRESSURE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2015
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventJoint 25th AIRAPT / 53rd EHPRG International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 30 Aug 20154 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics Conference Series
PublisherIOP PUBLISHING LTD
Volume950
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

ConferenceJoint 25th AIRAPT / 53rd EHPRG International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period30/08/154/09/15

Keywords

  • LITHIUM

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