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Title: Megabar isentropic compression experiments (ICE) using high explosive pulsed power (HEPP)
Author: Tasker, Douglas George
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2006
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In the shock physics community there is significant interest in the acquisition of accurate isentropic Equation of State (EOS) data at megabar pressures (i.e., at -50 GPa and above). A relatively new technique, called the Isentropic Compression Experiment or ICE, uses rapidly rising magnetic fields to compress materials to high stresses of the order of 50 GPa and above over a few hundred nanoseconds. This work was first performed on the Z-machine at the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, USA. Using ICE, the Sandia researchers were able to obtain relatively accurate EOS data at large stresses in a planar geometry.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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