Bulletin of the American Physical Society
55th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 58, Number 16
Monday–Friday, November 11–15, 2013; Denver, Colorado
Session TI3: Shocks and ICF
9:30 AM–12:30 PM,
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Room: Plaza F
Chair: Rip Collins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.DPP.TI3.5
Abstract: TI3.00005 : Exploring the matter of extremes at the Linac Coherent Light source*
11:30 AM–12:00 PM
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Hae Ja Lee
(SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
A new technique using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), an x-ray free electron laser source, was developed at Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) endstation to study wide range of extreme conditions in phase space. The LCLS has $\ge $3 mJ per 60 fs pulse enabling an intensity x-ray beam between 4 keV -9.5 keV to be focused onto a small spot $\sim$ 2 micron at MEC. Short pulse optical laser system with 40fs, 150mJ, 10Hz at 800nm and long pulse optical laser system with variable pulse duration of 2-200ns, \textless 50 J, 1 shot/7 min at 527nm serve to create high energy density state or shock compression state. MEC instrument is equipped with a suite of target diagnostics like as emission spectrometers, scattering spectrometers, area detectors for x-ray diffraction, VISAR, and FDI. We present capabilities of the MEC instrument and give an overview of several experiments which are performed at MEC.
*MEC instrument is funded and operated by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Fusion Energy Science. LCLS is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science by Stanford University.
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