Significant static pressure increase in a precompression cell target for laser-driven advanced dynamic compression experiments

Kimura, T.; Ozaki, N.; Okuchi, T.; Terai, T.; Sano, T.; Shimizu, K.; Koenig, M.; Hirose, A.; Kakeshita, T.; Sakawa, Y.; Kodama, R.
May 2010
Physics of Plasmas;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p054502
Academic Journal
Laser shock compression experiments on precompressed samples offer the possibility to explore extreme material states unreachable by static or single-shock compression techniques alone. We have found significant increases in static compression pressure in a wide-opening and thin diamond precompression cell. This suggests that the precompression target is adaptable to advanced coupling techniques with laser-driven dynamic compression methods. The novel coupling techniques proposed give the potential to access outstanding material states required in planetary and condensed-matter physics.


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