Interaction of high Mach-number shocks in laser-produced plasmas

T. Morita, Y. Sakawa, Y. Kuramitsu, S. Dono, H. Tanji, H. Aoki, T. Ide, K. Nishio, C. D. Gregory, J. N. Waugh, N. Woolsey, A. Diziére, M. Koenig, H. Ide, K. Tsubouchi, H. Takabe

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We report the laboratory experiment for high Mach-number collisionless shock formation and for studying the interaction of them. These shocks are formed in high-velocity counterstreaming plasmas produced by ablating a double-foil plastic target with a high-power laser. The laser-produced plasmas are diagnosed with space and time-resolved optical pyrometry and shadowgraphy. Multiple shocks are formed and interact with each other, resulting in the increase of plasma temperature and density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalHigh Energy Density Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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