High-power laser experiments to study collisionless shock generation

Y. Sakawa, Y. Kuramitsu, T. Morita, T. Kato, H. Tanji, T. Ide, K. Nishio, M. Kuwada, T. Tsubouchi, H. Ide, T. Norimatsu, C. Gregory, N. Woolsey, K. Schaar, C. Murphy, G. Gregori, A. Diziere, A. Pelka, M. Koenig, S. WangQ. Dong, Y. Li, H. S. Park, S. Ross, N. Kugland, D. Ryutov, B. Remington, A. Spitkovsky, D. Froula, H. Takabe

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFSA 2011 - 7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2011 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: Sep 12 2011Sep 16 2011

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume59
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Other

Other7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2011
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period9/12/119/16/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Sakawa, Y., Kuramitsu, Y., Morita, T., Kato, T., Tanji, H., Ide, T., Nishio, K., Kuwada, M., Tsubouchi, T., Ide, H., Norimatsu, T., Gregory, C., Woolsey, N., Schaar, K., Murphy, C., Gregori, G., Diziere, A., Pelka, A., Koenig, M., ... Takabe, H. (2013). High-power laser experiments to study collisionless shock generation. In IFSA 2011 - 7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications [15001] (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 59). https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20135915001