Shock Compression of Deuterium and the Interiors of Jupiter and Saturn

  title={Shock Compression of Deuterium and the Interiors of Jupiter and Saturn},
  author={Dominique Guillot},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • D. Guillot
  • Published 16 March 2004
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Recently, deuterium has been the focus of a high level of experimental and theoretical activity, sparked by a disagreement on the experimental value of the maximum compression along the principal Hugoniot. The behavior of deuterium at megabar pressures is not well understood. It is of great interest to understand how the current uncertainty on the hydrogen/deuterium equation of state (EOS) affects the inferred structures of Jupiter and Saturn. In particular, the mass of a core of heavy elements… 
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