Bruce Remington - University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Bruce Remington
University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Astrophysics (2)
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Physics - Plasma Physics (1)
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Publications Authored By Bruce Remington

A growing number of shock compression experiments, especially those involving laser compression, are taking advantage of in situ x-ray diffraction as a tool to interrogate structure and microstructure evolution. Although these experiments are becoming increasingly sophisticated, there has been little work on exploiting the textured nature of polycrystalline targets to gain information on sample response. Here, we describe how to generate simulated x-ray diffraction patterns from materials with an arbitrary texture function subject to a general deformation gradient. Read More

Supersonic plasma outflows driven by multi-beam, high-energy lasers, such as Omega and NIF, have been and will be used as platforms for a variety of laboratory astrophysics experiments. Here we propose a new way of launching high density and high velocity, plasma jets using multiple intense laser beams in a hollow ring formation. We show that such jets provide a more flexible and versatile platform for future laboratory astrophysics experiments. Read More

The purpose of the 2010 NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop (LAW) was, as given in the Charter from NASA, "to provide a forum within which the scientific community can review the current state of knowledge in the field of Laboratory Astrophysics, assess the critical data needs of NASA's current and future Space Astrophysics missions, and identify the challenges and opportunities facing the field as we begin a new decade". LAW 2010 was the fourth in a roughly quadrennial series of such workshops sponsored by the Astrophysics Division of the NASA Science Mission Directorate. In this White Paper, we report the findings of the workshop. Read More

We investigate numerically the hydrodynamic instability of an ionization front (IF) accelerating into a molecular cloud, with imposed initial perturbations of different amplitudes. When the initial amplitude is small, the imposed perturbation is completely stabilized and does not grow. When the initial perturbation amplitude is large enough, roughly the ratio of the initial amplitude to wavelength is greater than 0. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Laser Engineering Osaka University, 2University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 3Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, 4University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 5University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 6Institute of Laser Engineering Osaka University
Category: Astrophysics

We investigate hydrodynamic instability of accelerating ionization fronts using two dimensional hydrodynamic simulations that include detailed energy deposition and release due to the absorption of UV radiation, recombination of hydrogen, radiative molecular cooling, and magnetic pressure. We consider linear perturbation growth and find that the stabilization mechanism associated with non-accelerated fronts remains a significant factor even when acceleration is present. Conversely, if recombination in the ionized region is turned off,Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability becomes effective, and the classical RT growth rate recovered. Read More