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3D simulation results from the CRASH (Center for Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics) of a radiative shock formed in an elliptical shock tube. One fourth of the experimental domain is shown. The radiative shock is formed when a high-energy laser is incident on a thin beryllium disk, which behaves as a piston to compress Xe gas in an elliptical shock tube. Radiative fluxes become significant as compared to material energy fluxes in this system. Simulation results shown include the material components, mesh refinement and radiation temperature of the system.

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Laser Driven Plasma Wakefield Accelerator

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