Accession Number : ADA130408

Title :   Experiments on the Dynamics and Hydrodynamic Instabilities of Ablatively Accelerated Targets.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


PDF Url : ADA130408

Report Date : Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 230

Abstract : Experiments on pressure and velocity of accelerated foils were conducted using the double foil technique or actual laser foil experiments. The x ray tracer technique was investigated to determine if it is suitable to track plasma flow from targets accelerated from high velocities and/or for the study of plasma hydrodynamic instabilities. Plasma calorimeter and ion collectors were used to investigate laser absorption in long density scale length plasmas. Software was developed for investigating the properties of laser interaction with matter.

Descriptors :   *Ablation, *Foils(Materials), *Plasmas(Physics), Plasma accelerators, Computer programs, Pellets, Accelerated testing

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE