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|Abstract:||A collisionless Weibel-instability mediated shock in a self-generated magnetic field is studied using two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation [Kato and Takabe, Astophys. J. Lett. 681, L93 (2008)]. It is predicted that the generation of the Weibel shock requires to use NIF-class high-power laser system. Collisionless electrostatic shocks are produced in counter-streaming plasmas using Gekko XII laser system [Kuramitsu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 175002 (2011)]. A NIF facility time proposal is approved to study the formation of the collisionless Weibel shock. OMEGA and OMEGA EP experiments have been started to study the plasma conditions of counter-streaming plasmas required for the NIF experiment using Thomson scattering and to develop proton radiography diagnostics.|
|Electronic Publication Date:||2013|
|Citation:||Sakawa, Y, Kuramitsu, Y, Morita, T, Kato, T, Tanji, H, Ide, T, Nishio, K, Kuwada, M, Tsubouchi, T, Ide, H, Norimatsu, T, Gregory, C, Woolsey, N, Schaar, K, Murphy, C, Gregori, G, Diziere, A, Pelka, A, Koenig, M, Wang, S, Dong, Q, Li, Y, Park, HS, Ross, S, Kugland, N, Ryutov, D, Remington, B, Spitkovsky, A, Froula, D, Takabe, H. (2013). High-power laser experiments to study collisionless shock generation. EPJ Web of Conferences, 59 (10.1051/epjconf/20135915001|
|Type of Material:||Conference Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Version:||Final published version. This is an open access article.|
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