Frequency-dependent reflectivity of shock -compressed Xenon plasmas

Heidi Reinholz, Y. Zaporoghets, V. Mintsev, V. Fortov, I. Morozov, G. Ropke

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    69 Citations (Scopus)


    Results for the reflection coefficient of shock-compressed dense xenon plasmas at pressures of 1.6-20 GPa and temperatures around 30 000 K using laser beams of wavelengths 1.06 mum and 0.694 mum are presented, which indicate metallic behavior at high densities. For the theoretical description of the experiments, a quantum statistical approach to the dielectric function is used. The comparison with molecular dynamics simulations is discussed. We conclude that reflectivity measurements at different wavelengths can provide information about the density profile of the shock wave front.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)036403-1-036403-10
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Issue number036403
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    Dive into the research topics of 'Frequency-dependent reflectivity of shock -compressed Xenon plasmas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this