Measurement of short-range correlations in shock-compressed plastic by short-pulse X-Ray scattering
Barbrel, B., Koenig, M., Benuzzi-Mounaix, Alessandra, Brambrink, E., Brown, C. R. D., Gericke, Dirk O., Nagler, B., le Gloahec, M. Rabec, Riley, D. (Dave), Spindloe, C., Vinko, S. M., Vorberger, Jan, Wark, J. S. (Justin S.), Wuensch, K. and Gregori, G.. (2009) Measurement of short-range correlations in shock-compressed plastic by short-pulse X-Ray scattering. Physical Review Letters, Vol.102 (No.16). article no. 165004 . ISSN 0031-9007Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.165004
We have performed short-pulse x-ray scattering measurements on laser-driven shock-compressed plastic samples in the warm dense matter regime, providing instantaneous snapshots of the system evolution. Time-resolved and angularly resolved scattered spectra sensitive to the correlation effects in the plasma show the appearance of short-range order within a few interionic separations. Comparison with radiation-hydrodynamic simulations indicates that the shocked plastic is compressed with a temperature of a few electron volts. These results are important for the understanding of the thermodynamic behavior of strongly correlated matter for conditions relevant to both laboratory astrophysics and inertial confinement fusion research.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||X-rays -- Scattering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Official Date:||24 April 2009|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||article no. 165004|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||European Union (EU), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Science and Technology Facilities Council (Great Britain) (STFC)|
|Grant number:||2000001314 (EU), EP/G007187/1 (EPSRC)|
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