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Volume 59, 2013IFSA 2011 – Seventh International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||XV. Laboratory Astrophysics|
|Published online||15 November 2013|
High-power laser experiments to study collisionless shock generation
1 Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University 2-6, Yamadaoka, Suita 565-0871, Japan
2 Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima Univ., 1-3-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan
3 Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University 2-1, Yamadaoka, Suita 565-0871, Japan
4 Graduate School of Science, Osaka University 1-1, Machikaneyama, Toyonaka 560-0043, Japan
5 Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington YO105DD, UK
6 Department of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK
7 LULI Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
8 Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
9 Lawrence Livermore National Lab, 7000 East Ave, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
10 Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
11 Laboratory for Laser Energetics, 250 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
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Published online: 15 November 2013
A collisionless Weibel-instability mediated shock in a self-generated magnetic field is studied using two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation [Kato and Takabe, Astophys. J. Lett. 681, L93 (2008)]. It is predicted that the generation of the Weibel shock requires to use NIF-class high-power laser system. Collisionless electrostatic shocks are produced in counter-streaming plasmas using Gekko XII laser system [Kuramitsu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 175002 (2011)]. A NIF facility time proposal is approved to study the formation of the collisionless Weibel shock. OMEGA and OMEGA EP experiments have been started to study the plasma conditions of counter-streaming plasmas required for the NIF experiment using Thomson scattering and to develop proton radiography diagnostics.
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