J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 1013 - 1017
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 1013-1017

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133205

Experimental and numerical studies of radiative shocks

C. Michaut1, L. Boireau1, 2, T. Vinci3, S. Bouquet2, M. Koenig3, A. Benuzzi-Mounaix3, N. Ozaki3, C. Clique2 and S. Atzeni4

1  LUTH, CNRS UMR 8102, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
2  CEA-DIF, Département de Physique Théorique et Appliquée (DPTA), BP. 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
3  LULI, École Polytechnique, CNRS - CEA, Université Paris VI, 91128 Palaiseau, France
4  Dipartemento di Energetica, Universitá di Roma La Sapienza and INFM, Italy

This paper deals with radiative shocks from both theoretical and experimental viewpoints. First, experimental results obtained at Laboratoire d'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (LULI) at high ( $E\sim400-800$ J) energies are presented. The modeling of these phenomena is mainly performed through numerical simulations (1D and 2D calculations). We compare simulations given by several radiative hydrodynamics codes and discuss numerical methods employed. The lateral radiative looses are examined. A major point for discussion is the physical data (EOS, ionization, opacities) included in these codes. It is shown that the radiative precursor length depends on the dimensionality of codes and on the opacities employed. Additional quantities (temperature of the shock, electron density in the precursor) are also calculated and good agreement is obtained with the experimental data.

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