Mike Armstrong (SIMES Seminar)

Date(s) - Feb 6 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shasta Room, Bldg. 40, Room 361


The evolution of ultrafast compression

Michael Armstrong

Staff Scientist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Ultrafast compression provides a new, relatively unexplored mechanism to control the material state and affords a number of practical advantages to traditional dynamic compression, primarily related to scale. Using an inexpensive table-top laser, it is possible to obtain information on previously unobserved material transformation mechanisms with a low cost, high throughput experiment, potentially opening avenues for new material synthesis. In this talk, I will briefly review the history of ultrafast compression, significant results, and new opportunities.


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