New experimental platform to study high density laser-compressed matter.

  title={New experimental platform to study high density laser-compressed matter.},
  author={Maxence Gauthier and Luke B Fletcher and A. Ravasio and Eric Ch Galtier and Eliseo J Gamboa and E Granados and J. B. Hastings and Philip A. Heimann and Hae Ja Lee and Bob Nagler and Andreas Schropp and Arianna E Gleason and Tilo D{\"o}ppner and S. LePape and Tammy Ma and Albert Pak and Michael J Macdonald and Sanna Ali and B. Barbrel and Roberto Falcone and Dominik Kraus and Zhijiang Chen and Mianzhen Z. Mo and M. S. Wei and Siegfried Glenzer},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  volume={85 11},
We have developed a new experimental platform at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) which combines simultaneous angularly and spectrally resolved x-ray scattering measurements. This technique offers a new insights on the structural and thermodynamic properties of warm dense matter. The < 50 fs temporal duration of the x-ray pulse provides near instantaneous snapshots of the dynamics of the compression. We present a proof of principle experiment for this platform to characterize a shock… CONTINUE READING