Measurements of the XUV mass absorption coefficient of an overdense liquid metal

E. Wolfrum, A.M. Allen, I. Al'Miev, T.W. Barbee, P.D.S. Burnett, A. Djaoui, C. Iglesias, D.H. Kalantar, R.W. Lee, Caroline Keenan, M.H. Key, Ciaran Lewis, A.M. Machacek, B.A. Remington, S.J. Rose, R. O'Rourke, J.S. Wark

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The increase in the XUV mass absorption coefficient of liquid aluminium, produced by high-power-laser shock-compression, is measured using XUV laser radiography. At a photon energy of 63 eV a change in the mass absorption coefficient by up to a factor of similar to2.2 is determined at densities close to twice that of solid and electron temperatures of the order of 1 eV. Comparison with hydrodynamic simulations indicate that the absorption coefficient scales with density as rho (1.3 +/-0.2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L565-L570
Number of pages6
JournalJournal Of Physics B-atomic Molecular And Optical Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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