J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 977 - 980
Published online 16 June 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 977-980

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133196

Pyrometric system for temperature measurements of HED matter generated by intense heavy ion beams

P. Ni1, D.H.H. Hoffmann1, 2, M. Kulish3, D. Nikolaev3, N.A. Tahir2, S. Udrea1, D. Varentsov1 and H. Wahl2

1  Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
2  Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, 64291 Darmstadt, Plankstr. 1, Germany
3  Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics, Chernogolovka, Russia

Recent experiments performed on heating of matter using intense uranium beams generated by the heavy ion synchrotron, SIS18, at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) Darmstadt, have shown that using the present beam parameters, one can achieve near critical states of lead. The beam intensity was $4\cdot10^9$ ions per bunch that was 130 ns long while the particle energy was 350 AMeV. A fast 6-channel pyrometer has been developed at the GSI in collaboration with scientists from the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics (IPCP), Chernogolovka, to measure the temperature of the heated material. Temperatures from 1500 K to 5000 K were recorded for metallic targets.

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