Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Measuring NIF's enormous shocks

NIF experiments generate enormous pressures—many millions of atmospheres—in a short time: just a few billionths of a second. When a pressure source of this type is applied to any material, the pressure wave in the material ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in General Physics
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Putting iron to the stress test

( —Using an ultrafast laser system, a group in Physical and Life Sciences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have subjected iron to extremely rapid dynamic compression and have shown that the transition ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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