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Ultracondensed Matter by Dynamic Compression

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  • Date Published: May 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521519175

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  • Dynamic compression is an experimental technique with interdisciplinary uses, ranging from enabling the creation of ultracondensed matter under previously impossible conditions to understanding the likely cause of unusual planetary magnetic fields. Readers can now gain an intuitive understanding of dynamic compression; clear and authoritative chapters examine its history and experimental method, as well as key topics including dynamic compression of liquid hydrogen, rare gas fluids and shock-induced opacity. Through an up-to-date history of dynamic compression research, Nellis also clearly shows how dynamic compression addresses and will continue to address major unanswered questions across the scientific disciplines. The past and future role of dynamic compression in studying and making materials at extreme conditions of pressure, density and temperature is made clear, and the means of doing so are explained in practical language perfectly suited for researchers and graduate students alike.

    • The author has the authority of being at the forefront of developing this lesser-known technique
    • Technological details and complex maths are avoided in explanations of techniques
    • Includes a greater level of focus on the future uses of dynamic compression than competing titles
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521519175
    • length: 166 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 41 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Basics of dynamic compression
    3. Generation of dynamic pressures
    4. Brief history of high-pressure research:
    1643 to 1968
    5. Rare gas fluids
    6. Metallization of fluid hydrogen at 140 GPa
    7. Unusual magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune: metallic fluid H
    8. Shock-induced opacity in transparent crystals
    9. Metastable solid metallic hydrogen (MSMH)
    10. Warm dense matter at shock pressures up to 20 TPa (200 Mbar)

  • Author

    William J. Nellis, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    William Nellis is a Research Associate of the Department of Physics, Harvard University, Massachusetts, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, holder of the APS Duvall Award for Shock Compression Science, past-Chairman of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, past-President of the International Association of High Pressure Science and Technology and holder of its Bridgman Award. He has performed extensive dynamic compression research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, and published over 250 papers in various scientific journals.

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