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Magnetic-field generation by the ablative nonlinear Rayleigh–Taylor instability

  • Philip M. Nilson (a1) (a2), L. Gao (a1) (a3), I. V. Igumenshchev (a1), G. Fiksel (a1), R. Yan (a1) (a2) (a3), J. R. Davies (a1) (a2) (a3), D. Martinez (a4), V. A. Smalyuk (a4), M. G. Haines (a5), E. G. Blackman (a1) (a6), D. H. Froula (a1), R. Betti (a1) (a2) (a3) (a6) and D. D. Meyerhofer (a1) (a2) (a3) (a6)...

Experiments reporting magnetic-field generation by the ablative nonlinear Rayleigh–Taylor (RT) instability are reviewed. The experiments show how large-scale magnetic fields can, under certain circumstances, emerge and persist in strongly driven laboratory and astrophysical flows at drive pressures exceeding one million times atmospheric pressure.

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