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Shock Focusing Phenomena

High Energy Density Phenomena and Dynamics of Converging Shocks

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  • Contains large amounts of experimental and numerical images illustrating the spectacular features of the shock focusing process
  • Serves as a comprehensive summary of the accumulated knowledge in the field of shock focusing
  • Describes and explains the theory of converging shock stabilization process

Part of the book series: Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena (SHOCKWAVE)

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One of the main reasons for continuing interest in shock focusing is its ability to concentrate energy in a small volume and produce extreme temperatures and pressures in fluids in a controlled laboratory environment. The phenomenon of shock wave focusing leading to extreme conditions in fluids during micro- and nanosecond time intervals is a spectacular example of mechanics at small length and time scales revealing the major properties of shock dynamics including high-temperature gas phenomena. Production of high-energy concentrations in gases and fluids with star-like temperatures and extreme pressures by means of a stable imploding shock is of great interest not only in its own right but also because of the connection to a multitude of phenomena in nature, technology and medicine.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mechanics, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

    Nicholas Apazidis

  • University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA

    Veronica Eliasson

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