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Experimental Observation Of Ion Correlation In High Density Plasmas
Author(s): B Shiwai; T A Hall; A Djaoui; R W Eason; C L Jackson; S J Rose; A Cole; P Apte
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the first observation of ion correlation effects in a dense plasma. A range of experiments has been carried out at the SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, using their high power laser system (VULCAN) for shock compression and heating of thin aluminium foil targets. The plasma is produced in aluminium Ising a colliding shock technique. Short range order within the plasma is observed using the Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectrum of the aluminium K absorption edge. Densities ≈2X solid density have been measured from the EXAFS spectrum. These results are in reasonable agreement with the computer predictions.

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Date Published: 11 July 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0913, High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions, (11 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965129
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B Shiwai, University of Essex (UK)
T A Hall, University of Essex (UK)
A Djaoui, University of Essex (UK)
R W Eason, University of Essex (UK)
C L Jackson, University of Essex (UK)
S J Rose, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)
A Cole, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)
P Apte, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0913:
High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions
Hector A. Baldis; E. Michael Campbell, Editor(s)

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