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J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 1101-1105
Laser-driven flyer impact experiments at the LULI 2000 laser facilityN. Ozaki1, M. Koenig1, A. Benuzzi-Mounaix1, T. Vinci1, A. Ravasio1, M. Esposito2, S. Lepape1, E. Henry1, G. Hüser1, K.A. Tanaka3, 4, W. Nazarov5, K. Nagai3 and M. Yoshida6
1 Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation de Lasers Intenses, UMR 7605, CNRS-CEA, Université Paris VI, École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
2 Dipartimento di Fisica "G. Occhialini", Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca and INFM, Piazza della Scienza 3, 20126 Milano, Italy
3 Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
4 Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
5 School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK
6 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
New laser-driven flyer impact experiments have been performed at the LULI laboratory. In these experiments, three types of targets (single Al flyer, multi-layered, and foam-buffered high-Z metal) were used. Impacted conditions in fused quartz were measured with rear-side (two VISARs and SOP) and transverse diagnostics (shadowgraph). In the foam-buffered target, Ta foil was accelerated up to a velocity of 55 km/s. Shock wave accelerated in fused quartz by an Al flyer impact was generated, and the shock wave passing a distinct boundary to a conductive state was directly observed. This method is a way to create unique conditions within the EOS diagram of material.
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