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High Energy Density Physics Experiments at Imperial College – Megaamps and Megabars

March 20 @ 16:30 - 17:30 EDT

Co-sponsored by: MIPSE

The last 2 decades have seen an explosion in high energy density physics research, spurred on by the development of national facilities such as NIF and Z. Despite their relative small size, universities have played a leading role in this research – both with ‘in house’ experiments and through joint work on larger facilities. In this talk I will describe some of our research at Imperial College including how we have pioneered the use of plasmas ablating from wire array z‐pinches to create astrophysical relevant experiments and explore radiative shock waves; how we are using pulsed power driven wire explosions to create highly convergent shock waves for equation of state measurements; and how we utilize new X‐ray diagnostics to explore materials in situ ‐ whilst having fun with a shoe boxed sized pulser on a synchrotron.

Speaker(s): Dr. Simon Bland,

Room: 1005
Bldg: EECS
1301 Beal Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan


March 20
16:30 - 17:30
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