Laboratory radiative accretion shocks on GEKKO XII laser facility for POLAR project

  title={Laboratory radiative accretion shocks on GEKKO XII laser facility for POLAR project},
  author={L. B. Som and E. Falize and M. Koenig and Y. Sakawa and B. Albertazzi and P. Barroso and J. Bonnet-Bidaud and C. Busschaert and A. Ciardi and Y. Hara and N. Katsuki and R. Kumar and F. Lef{\`e}vre and C. Michaut and T. Michel and T. Miura and T. Morita and M. Mouchet and G. Rigon and T. Sano and S. Shiiba and H. Shimogawara and S. Tomiya},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • L. B. Som, E. Falize, +20 authors S. Tomiya
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • A new target design is presented to model high-energy radiative accretion shocks in polars. In this paper, we present the experimental results obtained on the GEKKO XII laser facility for the POLAR project. The experimental results are compared with 2D FCI2 simulations to characterize the dynamics and the structure of plasma flow before and after the collision. The good agreement between simulations and experimental data confirm the formation of a reverse shock where cooling losses start… CONTINUE READING
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