# Atomic modeling of photoionization fronts in nitrogen gas

@article{Gray2018AtomicMO,
title={Atomic modeling of photoionization fronts in nitrogen gas},
author={William Gray and Paul Arthur Keiter and H. J. LeFevre and C. R. Patterson and J. Steve Davis and Kenneth G. Powell and Carolyn C. Kuranz and R. Paul Drake},
journal={Physics of Plasmas},
year={2018}
}
• Published 5 November 2018
• Physics
• Physics of Plasmas
Photoionization fronts play a dominant role in many astrophysical environments, but remain difficult to achieve in a laboratory experiment. Recent papers have suggested that experiments using a nitrogen medium held at ten atmospheres of pressure that is irradiated by a source with a radiation temperature of T$_{\rm R}\sim$ 100 eV can produce viable photoionization fronts. We present a suite of one-dimensional numerical simulations using the \helios\ multi-material radiation hydrodynamics code…
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