Observation of Laser Driven Supercritical Radiative Shock Precursors

Abstract : We present a supercritical radiative shock experiment performed with the LULI nanosecond laser facility. Using targets filled with xenon gas at low pressure, the propagation of a strong shock with a radiative precursor is evidenced. The main measured shock quantities (electronic density and propagation velocity) are shown to be in good agreement with theory and numerical simulations.
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S. Bouquet, C. Stéhlé, M. Koenig, J. -P. Chièze, A. Benuzzi-Mounaix, et al.. Observation of Laser Driven Supercritical Radiative Shock Precursors. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2004, 92 (22), pp.225001. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.225001⟩. ⟨hal-00508786⟩

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