Water Hugoniot Measurements in the Range 30 to 220 GPa

  • A. C. Mitchell
  • W. J. Nellis


Water is one of the most abundant Compounds on the surface of the earth as well as in the rest of the solar system [1,2]. Thus, the equation of State of water at high pressures and temperatures is useful for the modeling of planets and their satellites, and for a wide variety of applications on earth [3]. As an example, the interiors of some of the moons of Jupiter are thought to be composed of significant amounts of water as well as ammonia and methane. These satellites are nearly planetsized and thus these materials are under high pressures by virtue of their own gravitational attraction. For this reason, a program has been undertaken to measure shock Hugoniots of H2O, NH3, CHi*, and also D2, since hydrogen is a major constituent of Jupiter and Saturn [4,5], in order to refine the equation of State data base for planetary modeling.


Shock Wave Particle Velocity Pressure Volume Shock Velocity Water Cavity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Mitchell
    • 1
  • W. J. Nellis
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

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