J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 1031-1033
Analytical modeling of the steady radiative shockL. Boireau1, 2, S. Bouquet1, C. Michaut2 and C. Clique1
1 CEA/DIF/Département de Physique Théorique et Appliquée, BP. 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
2 LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
In a paper dated 2000 , a fully analytical theory of the radiative shock has been presented. This early model had been used to design  radiative shock experiments at the Laboratory for the Use of Intense Lasers (LULI) [3-5]. It became obvious from numerical simulations [6, 7] that this model had to be improved in order to accurately recover experiments. In this communication, we present a new theory in which the ionization rates in the unshocked () and shocked ( ) material, respectively, are included. Associated changes in excitation energy are also taken into account. We study the influence of these effects on the compression and temperature in the shocked medium.
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