Laser-driven flyer plates for shock compression spectroscopy

W. L. Shaw, A. D. Curtis, A. A. Banishev, D. D. Dlott

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A laser-driven mini flyer plate system, with 8 GHz photon Doppler velocimeter and high-speed spectroscopic diagnostics, was developed for shock compression spectroscopy. The properties of the flyer plate platform are discussed, and its use in two applications is reported. The two applications were impact initiation of nanotechnology reactive materials and molecular optical emission sensors to monitor mesoscale effects in a shock-compressed polymer.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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