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Diagnostics for confined plasma ablation for plate launch and shock generation
Author(s): Dennis L. Paisley; D. C. Swift; T. E. Tierney; C. P. Munson; R. P. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

Confined plasma ablation is an efficient method to accelerate 1-D metal plates, with the impact of the plate resulting in a well-defined shock being generated in a target material. By using confined plasma to accelerate a plate, some details of the laser parameters are decoupled from the plate impact. Several types of experiments and related diagnostics to evaluate the performance parameters of the laser beam, flyer plate acceleration, and plate conditions are described. Several experiments using the flyer plates to generate shocks in materials to determine pressure-velocity relations, and dynamic spall strength of various metals are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.592188
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis L. Paisley, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
D. C. Swift, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
T. E. Tierney, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
C. P. Munson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
R. P. Johnson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5580:
26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; Stuart Kleinfelder; Donald R. Snyder; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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