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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 277, Issue 1–2, pp 143–146 | Cite as

Supernovae Rayleigh-Taylor Instability Experiments on the CEA-Phébus Laser Facility

  • A. Benuzzi-Mounaix
  • S. Bouquet
  • J.-P. Chièze
  • F. Mucchielli
  • R. Teyssier
  • F. Thais
Article

Abstract

Hydrodynamic instabilities play a key role in several astrophysical phenomena. We present a laser experiment related to the evolution of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities (RTI) due to the passage of the shock wave through the He/H interface in a type II supernova. The experiment is performed on the CEA-Phébus laser facility and the RTI are studied using a bi-layer Cu/CH2 target with sinusoidal ripple at the interface.

Keywords

Shock Wave Shock Front Laser Experiment Laser Facility High Energy Laser 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Benuzzi-Mounaix
    • 1
  • S. Bouquet
    • 2
  • J.-P. Chièze
    • 1
  • F. Mucchielli
    • 2
  • R. Teyssier
    • 1
  • F. Thais
    • 1
  1. 1.CEA/DSMGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.CEA/DIFBruyères-le-ChâtelFrance

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