Toward an accurate numerical simulation of radiation hydrodynamics in laser ablation plasmas

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Abstract

A radiation hydrodynamics code has been developed for more accurate prediction of laser-produced low-density ablation plasmas with appropriately describing anisotropic radiation field by using Monte-Carlo technique for variable Eddington tensor with reasonable computational loads. The Eddington tensor estimated by thousand of sample particles per single fluid step can reproduce the anisotropic radiation field in the low-density region and will not result in large computational consumption. Prediction of the emitted light from ablation plasma can be corrected by the proposed method. Ablation structure sustained by a compact radiation source, which is sometimes found in experiments of collisionless shock relevant to laboratory astrophysics, may also be changed by anisotropic transfer computation in optically thin region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalHigh Energy Density Physics
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Laser ablation plasma
  • Monte-Carlo method
  • Radiation hydrodynamics
  • Variable Eddington factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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