Plasmaphysik Seminar

Plasma Physics at AWE

by Mr. Colin Brown (AWE plc)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at GSI Darmstadt ( Seminarraum Theorie )
Since its opening in 1950 AWE has been supporting the defence of the UK through nuclear security. To support this mission AWE has been performing High-Energy-Density Physics (HEDP) experiments since the original Nuckolls et al. paper of 1972. From the HELEN laser (opened in 1979) to the current Orion laser we have operated high-power laser facilities to support these experiments, as well as maintaining access to facilities in the US (NIF/Omega) and elsewhere. This talk will give an overview of our latest HEDP facility (the Orion laser facility) as well as a brief summary of some of the experimental work performed by plasma physicists at AWE and collaborators using this facility.