Experiments on radiative collapse in laser-produced plasmas relevant to astrophysical jets

K. Shigemori, R. Kodama, D. R. Farley, T. Koase, K. G. Estabrook, B. A. Remington, D. D. Ryutov, Y. Ochi, H. Azechi, J. Stone, N. Turner

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Abstract

The laser experiments of astrophysical nature were conducted on radiative jet formation, where conically shaped targets were irradiated by intense laser light. The experimental results show that jets of high-Z material were more radiatively cooled and were well collimated, whereas low-Z materials jets were adiabatically expanded. The internal Mach numbers and radiative cooling parameters of the experimental jets were relevant to those of the astrophysical jets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8838-8841
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume62
Issue number6 B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Shigemori, K., Kodama, R., Farley, D. R., Koase, T., Estabrook, K. G., Remington, B. A., Ryutov, D. D., Ochi, Y., Azechi, H., Stone, J., & Turner, N. (2000). Experiments on radiative collapse in laser-produced plasmas relevant to astrophysical jets. Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 62(6 B), 8838-8841. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.62.8838