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Radiative shocks and plasma jets as laboratory astrophysics experiments

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  • M. Koenig
  • B. Loupias
  • T. Vinci
  • N. Ozaki
  • A. Benuzzi-Mounaix
  • M. Rabec Le Goahec
  • E. Falize
  • S. Bouquet
  • C. Michaut
  • G. Herpe
  • P. Baroso
  • W. Nazarov
  • Y. Aglitskiy
  • A. Ya Faenov
  • T. Pikuz
  • C. Courtois
  • J. Howe
  • A. Schiavi
  • S. Atzeni


Publication details

Title of host publicationAtomic Processes in Plasmas - 15th International Conference on Atomic Processes in Plasmas, APiP
DatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
Number of pages10
Original languageEnglish


Dedicated laboratory astrophysics experiments have been developed at LULI in the last few years. First, a high velocity (70 km/s) radiative shock has been generated in a xenon filled gas cell. We observed a clear radiative precursor, measure the shock temperature time evolution in the xenon. Results show the importance of 2D radiative losses. Second, we developed specific targets designs in order to generate high Mach number plasma jets. The two schemes tested are presented and discussed.

    Research areas

  • Laboratory astrophysics-radiative shocks- Plasma jets

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