Using x-ray diffraction, we are exploring the first quantitative measurements of dynamically compressed elemental liquids to develop a more accurate physical understanding of complex liquid systems. Developing the capability to measure important critical thermodynamic states and physical processes relevant to the nation's nuclear deterrent is central to national nuclear security goals.
Briggs, R., et al. 2019. "Measurement of Body-Centered Cubic Gold and Melting under Shock Compression." Physical Review Letters 123: 045701. LLNL-JRNL-782110.
Coleman, A., et al. 2019. "Measurements of Dynamically Compressed Liquid Structure Beyond 3 Mbar Using X-Ray Diffraction." Topical Group of Shock Compression of Condensed Matter Portland, OR, June 2019. LLNL-PRES-784805.
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