Electrical conductivity and equations of state of metals at extreme conditions and fast processes

TYPEPlasma Physics
Speaker:Daniel Sheftman
Affiliation:Technion
Date:31.05.2012
Time:10:30
Location:Lidow 620
Remark:Ph.D. Seminar. Advisors Yakov Krasik and Joshua Felsteiner
Abstract:

Electrical explosions of single metal wires in water were carried out in order to investigate the electrical conductivity and equations of state of the material at solid-gas densities and temperatures up to 8eV. Results of these experiments are presented and compared to various models of dense, non-ideal plasma and the effect of the experimental timescale will be discussed.