Computational Study of Magnetic Field Amplification in Laser-Produced Shock Waves Relevant to Supernova Remnants

Ayako Ishii, Shiori Kishita, Naofumi Ohnishi, Yasuhiro Kuramitsu, Taichi Morita, Youichi Sakawa, Hideaki Takabe

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Abstract

We have developed a two-dimensional magneto-radiation hydrodynamics code with an induction equation solver to analyze laboratory-astrophysics experiments relevant to a supernova remnant (SNR) environment. The computed magnetic field was amplified by a order of magnitude from the background level as expected for accelerating fields of cosmic rays in the SNR context. A part of the amplification of the magnetic field is caused by Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (RMI) that stretches a contact discontinuity. However, the maximum magnetic field is smaller than the theoretically predicted limit since the non-linear RMI cannot sufficiently grow and the field is amplified by the compression effect rather than the stretching in the present experimental condition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012035
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume688
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2013 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Sep 8 2013Sep 13 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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