Collisionless shockwaves formed by counter-streaming laser-produced plasmas

X. Liu, Y. T. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Y. Zhong, W. D. Zheng, Q. L. Dong, M. Chen, G. Zhao, Y. Sakawa, T. Morita, Y. Kuramitsu, T. N. Kato, L. M. Chen, X. Lu, J. L. Ma, W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, H. Takabe, Y. J. Rhee, Y. K. DingS. E. Jiang, S. Y. Liu, J. Q. Zhu, J. Zhang

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Abstract

The interaction between two counter-streaming laser-produced plasmas is investigated using the high-power Shenguang II laser facility. The shockwaves observed in our experiment are believed to be excited by collisionless mechanisms. The dimensionless parameters calculated with the results suggest that it is possible to scale the observation to the supernova remnants using transformation and similarity criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093001
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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