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Applied Physics B

, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp 13–16 | Cite as

Intense ion beams as a tool for opacity measurements in warm dense matter

  • An. TauschwitzEmail author
  • V. G. Novikov
  • A. Tauschwitz
  • F. B. Rosmej
  • J. Abdallah
  • E. Onkels
  • J. Jacoby
  • J. A. Maruhn
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Abstract

Opacity measurements in warm dense matter (WDM) provide a valuable benchmark for the diverging theoretical models in this regime. Heating of thin foils with intense heavy-ion beams allows one to create isolated samples of warm dense matter suitable for experimental determination of frequency-dependent opacities. A prerequisite for the measurements is the isothermal expansion of the heated foil. Hydrodynamic simulations predict that this condition is fulfilled. The analysis shows that existing ion-beam accelerators are capable to contribute to this field of research.

PACS

52.25.Os 52.65.Kj 52.50.Gj 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • An. Tauschwitz
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. G. Novikov
    • 2
  • A. Tauschwitz
    • 3
  • F. B. Rosmej
    • 4
    • 5
  • J. Abdallah
    • 6
  • E. Onkels
    • 3
  • J. Jacoby
    • 1
  • J. A. Maruhn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Keldysh Institute of Applied MathematicsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Gesellschaft für SchwerionenforschungDarmstadtGermany
  4. 4.Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  5. 5.Centre de Recherche LULIEcole Polytechnique, PAPDPalaiseauFrance
  6. 6.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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