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The effect of plasma expansion from the wall of a laser-heated spherical cavity and its collision at the centre of the cavity has been studied using the MULTI hydrocode. The simulations show an enhancement of the circulating X-ray flux due to kinetic-energy conversion into internal energy in the colliding plasma. The results of the simulations are compared with the experimental observations from triple cavity targets. This comparison provides additional insight into the processes occurring in laser as well as in X-ray heated cavities.

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Authors: MASSEN J, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE);TSAKIRIS G D, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE);SIGEL R, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physical Review E, Vol. 48 (1993) No. 3, pp. 2073-2080
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