Accession Number : ADA610571


Title :   Warm Dense Matter: Another Application for Pulsed Power Hydrodynamics


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM


Personal Author(s) : Reinovsky, R E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a610571.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Pulsed Power Hydrodynamics (PPH) is an application of low-impedance pulsed power, and high magnetic field technology to the study of advanced hydrodynamic problems, instabilities, turbulence, and material properties. PPH can potentially be applied to the study of the properties of warm dense matter (WDM) as well. Exploration of the properties of warm dense matter such as equation of state, viscosity, conductivity is an emerging area of study focused on the behavior of matter at density near solid density (from 10% of solid density to slightly above solid density) and modest temperatures (1-10 eV). Conditions characteristic of WDM are difficult to obtain, and even more difficult to diagnose. One approach to producing WDM uses laser or particle beam heating of very small quantities of matter on timescales short compared to the subsequent hydrodynamic expansion timescales (isochoric heating) and a vigorous community of researchers are applying these techniques. Pulsed power hydrodynamic techniques, such as large convergence liner compression of a large volume, modest density, low temperature plasma to densities approaching solid density or through multiple shock compression and heating of normal density material between a massive, high density, energetic liner and a high density central anvil are possible ways to reach relevant conditions. Another avenue to WDM conditions is through the explosion and subsequent expansion of a conductor (wire) against a high pressure (density) gas background (isobaric expansion) techniques. However, both techniques demand substantial energy, proper power conditioning and delivery, and an understanding of the hydrodynamic and instability processes that limit each technique. In this paper we will examine the challenges to pulsed power technology and to pulsed power systems presented by the opportunity to explore this interesting region of parameter space.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES , *HYDRODYNAMICS , ENERGETIC PROPERTIES , MAGNETIC FIELDS , POWER CONDITIONING


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Electromagnetic Pulses


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE