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Ultracondensed Matter by Dynamic Compression

Ultracondensed Matter by Dynamic Compression (Hardback)

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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.

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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