JETP Letters

, Volume 92, Issue 8, pp 521–526 | Cite as

Elastic-plastic phenomena in ultrashort shock waves

  • V. V. Zhakhovskii
  • N. A. Inogamov
Condensed Matter


A physical model of shock-wave phenomena in metals irradiated by a femtosecond laser pulse has been developed. The use of the experimental results (reported in S.I. Ashitkov et al., Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 92, 568 (2010) [JETP Lett. 92, 516 (2010)] together with the molecular dynamics simulation makes it possible to study the elastic properties of aluminum crystals at extreme shear stresses comparable in amplitude with the shear modulus. As a result, the elastic Hugoniot adiabat has been continued to the region of metastable elastic states at very high pressures, which are one or two orders of magnitude higher than the commonly accepted values for the dynamic elastic limit. It has been shown that the ultrashort elastic shock wave of superhigh pressure precedes the formation of the known split-shock wave structure consisting of an elastic precursor and a plastic shock wave.


Shock Wave Molecular Dynamic Simulation JETP Letter Shock Front Rarefaction Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow regionRussia

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