Relaxation layer in electro-magnetically driven strong shocks

  title={Relaxation layer in electro-magnetically driven strong shocks},
  author={Ken-ichi Kondo and Mitsuo Nakajima and Tohru Kawamura and Kazuhiko Horioka},
A study on electro-magnetically driven shock in laboratory experiments is reported. The shock waves are driven by a compact pulse device at 40 km/s into a high-Z gas with 1 μg/cm3. The pulse power device with tapered electrodes can generate a quasi steady and one-dimensional shock. Ion-electron and ionization relaxation processes, based on a steady and 1-Dimensional shock condition, are calculated. Comparison of the experimental result to calculation one indicates that the shocks produced by… CONTINUE READING

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