Experiments to produce a hydrodynamically unstable, spherically diverging system of relevance to instabilities in supernovae

R. P. Drake, H. F. Robey, O. A. Hurricane, Y. Zhang, B. A. Remington, J. Knauer, J. Glimm, D. Arnett, J. O. Kane, K. S. Budil, J. Grove

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Abstract

Results of the first spherically diverging, hydrodynamically unstable laboratory experiments of relevance to supernovae (SNe) are reported. The experiments are accomplished by using laser radiation to explode a hemispherical capsule, having a perturbed outer surface, which is embedded within a volume of low-density foam. The evolution of the experiment, like that of a supernova, is well described by the Euler equations. We have compared the experimental results to those of two-dimensional simulations using both a radiation-hydrodynamics code and a pure hydrodynamics code with front tracking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-908
Number of pages13
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume564
Issue number2 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2002

Keywords

  • Hydrodynamics
  • Methods: laboratory
  • Supernovae: general

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Drake, R. P., Robey, H. F., Hurricane, O. A., Zhang, Y., Remington, B. A., Knauer, J., Glimm, J., Arnett, D., Kane, J. O., Budil, K. S., & Grove, J. (2002). Experiments to produce a hydrodynamically unstable, spherically diverging system of relevance to instabilities in supernovae. Astrophysical Journal, 564(2 I), 896-908. https://doi.org/10.1086/324194