Figure 9: Mass-absorption coefficient and shock breakout. | Nature Communications

Figure 9: Mass-absorption coefficient and shock breakout.

From: Time-resolved compression of a capsule with a cone to high density for fast-ignition laser fusion

Figure 9

(a) NLTE calculation of the radial profile of the mass-absorption coefficient (μ; dashed–dotted curve) of a C1D1.4 plasma at a photon energy of 8.048 keV along the photon path through the dense plasma at peak compression (4.05 ns) using density (solid) and temperature (dashed) profiles from the radiation hydrodynamic simulation. (b) Shock breakout measured with a streaked optical pyrometer for three different implosions. The average shock breakout time is marked by the vertical dashed line.

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