Fusion and blast wave studies in laser-heated cluster media

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Year of Publication
Daniel R. Symes
Federico Bursgens
Rene Hartke
Jens Osterhoff
Matthias Hohenberger
Ariel Sumeruk
Aaron Edens
Kirk Madison
Todd Ditmire
Name of Publication
Frontiers in Optics
Optical Society of America
Fusion, Plasmas, Ultrafast phenomena

We study the heteronuclear dynamic enhancement model for Coulombic explosion of clusters under intense irradiation. The explosion dynamics of deuterated methane clusters are compared to methane and pure deuterium clusters. We also present studies of radiative blast wave evolution and the laser machining of cluster media to seed instability growth.