Accession Number:

ADA535019

Title:

What is a Shock Wave to a Molecule?

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2009-28 Feb 2010

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

In an effort to understand the details of shock compression of molecules used in energetic materials, we have conducted femtosecond laser experiments where a monolayer of energetic material simulants such as nitrobenzenethiol are subjected to a laser-driven shock wave while vibrational spectroscopy is used to probe their response. A monolayer is needed to attain the high time and space resolution necessary to make a detailed comparison to simulations. In support of the shock compression measurements, we also studied the response to flash heating and static high pressure up to 10 GPa.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE