Self-generated Magnetic Fields in the Plasma Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability

V. Wheatley, Daryl Bond, Y. Li, Ravi Samtaney, D. I. Pullin

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Self-generated magnetic fields that arise in initially unmagnetized plasma during the ideal two-fluid plasma Richtmyer-Meshkov instability of a thermal interface are investigated computationally. These fields are of significant interest as they may adversely affect the coupling between the laser energy and the fuel in inertial confinement fusion implosions. We explore the mechanism by which these fields are generated and how their strength depends on the plasma parameters.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st International Symposium on Shock Waves 1
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319910192
StatePublished - Mar 22 2019

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