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X-ray flash microprobing of structural dynamics in exploding crystals
Author(s): Gregory M. Shimkaveg; Kai Gaebel; Steve E. Grantham; Robert E. Hannon; Martin C. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new technique for investigating transient structural changes in solid materials involving short pulses of hard x-rays emitted by laser produced plasmas. Using a subpicosecond terawatt scale laser system, this technique promises to be simple and broadly applicable to both single-crystal and polycrystalline samples of thickness up to millimeters and mean atomic number up to approximately 30. Spatial resolutions of order 10 micrometers should be possible. Of particular interest are the so-called energetic materials, chemical high explosives, whose initiation and reaction dynamics in relation to physical microstructure are poorly known.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2523, Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation II, (18 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.220991
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Gregory M. Shimkaveg, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Kai Gaebel, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Steve E. Grantham, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Robert E. Hannon, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Martin C. Richardson, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2523:
Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation II
Martin C. Richardson; George A. Kyrala, Editor(s)

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