Ultrafast Melting of Carbon Induced by Intense Proton Beams

A. Pelka, G. Gregori, D.O. Gericke, J. Vorberger, S.H. Glenzer, M.M. Gunther, K. Harres, R. Heathcote, A.L. Kritcher, N.L. Kugland, B. Li, Mikako Makita, J. Mithen, D. Neely, C. Niemann, A. Otten, David Riley, G. Schaumann, M. Schollmeier, A. TauschwitzM. Roth

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Laser-produced proton beams have been used to achieve ultrafast volumetric heating of carbon samples at solid density. The isochoric melting of carbon was probed by a scattering of x rays from a secondary laser-produced plasma. From the scattering signal, we have deduced the fraction of the material that was melted by the inhomogeneous heating. The results are compared to different theoretical approaches for the equation of state which suggests modifications from standard models.
Original languageEnglish
Article number265701
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2010

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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