Reflectivity of shock compressed xenon plasma

Heidi Reinholz, G. Ropke, A. Wierling, V. Minstev, V. Gryaznov

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    Experimental results [1] for the reflection coefficient of shock-compressed dense xenon plasmas at pressures of 1.6 - 17 GPa and temperatures around 30 000 K using a laser beam with lambda = 1. 06 mum are compared with calculations based on different theoretical approaches to the dynamical collision frequency. It is found that a reasonable description can be given assuming a spatial electron density profile corresponding to a finite width of the shock wave front of about 2 . 10(-6) m.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-10
    JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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