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Supernova remnant simulation experiments on VULCAN
Author(s): N. C. Woolsey; Y. Abou Ali; R. Evans; R. A. D. Grundy; S. J. Peschte; P. Carolan; N. Conway; R. O. Dendy; P. Helander; K. G. McClements; J. G. Kirk; Peter A. Norreys; M. M. Notley; S. J. Rose
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Paper Abstract

The VULCAN laser at the Central Laser Facility has been used for laboratory simulations of collision-less astrophysical shocks. By ensuring that the experiment exhibit similar values of key dimension-less parameters to those in supernova remnants the hydrodynamics and magnetic field of the experiment are scaled to those of SNR. This enables some of the most challenging aspects of shock behavior to be tested directly against experiment. The experiments provide dat against which to test current theory. Collision-less shock formation, and plasma interaction of two counter- propagating colliding foils permeated by a strong magnetic field are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425539
Show Author Affiliations
N. C. Woolsey, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Y. Abou Ali, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
R. Evans, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
R. A. D. Grundy, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
S. J. Peschte, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
P. Carolan, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion (United Kingdom)
N. Conway, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion (United Kingdom)
R. O. Dendy, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion (United Kingdom)
P. Helander, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion (United Kingdom)
K. G. McClements, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion (United Kingdom)
J. G. Kirk, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (Germany)
Peter A. Norreys, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. M. Notley, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. J. Rose, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4424:
ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Milan Kalal; Karel Rohlena; Milan Sinor, Editor(s)

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