Self-generated Magnetic Fields in the Plasma Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability

Abstract
Self-generated magnetic fields that arise in initially unmagnetized plasma during the ideal two-fluid plasma Richtmyer-Meshkov instability of a thermal interface are investigated computationally. These fields are of significant interest as they may adversely affect the coupling between the laser energy and the fuel in inertial confinement fusion implosions. We explore the mechanism by which these fields are generated and how their strength depends on the plasma parameters.

Citation
Wheatley, V., Bond, D., Li, Y., Samtaney, R., & Pullin, D. I. (2019). Self-generated Magnetic Fields in the Plasma Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability. 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves 1, 653–660. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91020-8_77

Acknowledgements
This research was supported by the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research under Award URF/1/2162-01. This work was supported by computational resources provided by the Australian Government under the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme.

Publisher
Springer Nature

Conference/Event Name
31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, ISSW 2017

DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91020-8_77

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