Warm Dense Matter
- Laboratory generation and diagnosis
- Professor David Riley
- April 2021
This book provides an introductory overview of warm dense matter research for new postgraduate students entering the field. Author David Riley, based at the Centre for Plasma Physics at Queen's University Belfast, covers a broad range of topics with an emphasis on experimental techniques.
The text begins with an introduction to the basic physics of warm dense matter and its important features, then moves on to discuss the principal techniques for creating warm dense matter and approaches to diagnosing it. Topics covered include the generation of warm dense matter via laser driven shocks and X-ray sources, explosives, gas guns and ion beams, as well as X-ray free electron lasers. Principal optical and X-ray diagnostics are also discussed. The book concludes with an overview of the large-scale facilities that are most commonly used for warm dense matter research and the technologies they employ.Key Features
- Written by a leading expert in the field.
- Includes discussion of the principal methods for creating and diagnosing warm dense matter.
- Covers recent advances in the field and new technologies.
- Provides an overview of research facilities currently in use and under development.
Table of ContentsPreface
1 Background and context to warm dense matter
2 Shock and ramp compression
3 Volumetric heating of warm dense matter
4 X-ray diagnostics
5 Optical diagnostics
6 Facilities for warm dense matter research
Hardback ISBN: 9780750323468
Ebook ISBN: 9780750323482
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Series: IOP Series in Plasma Physics