Weibel-type filamentation instability was observed in the interaction of two counter streaming laser ablated plasma flows, which were supersonic, collisionless, and closely relevant to astrophysical conditions. The plasma flows were created by irradiating a pair of oppositely standing plastic (CH) foils with 1ns-pulsed laser beams of total energy of 1.7 kJ in two laser spots. With characteristics diagnosed in experiments, the calculated features of Weibel-type filaments are in good agreement with measurements.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - May 26 2016|
|Event||9th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2015 - Seattle, United States|
Duration: Sep 20 2015 → Sep 25 2015
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)