HEDLines showcases interesting and important high-energy-density research carried out within OxCHEDS and its partner research groups. Each HEDLine summarises the research undertaken in 500 words or fewer. Research areas covered include plasma accelerators, laboratory astrophysics, inertial confinement fusion, dynamic compression, and high-field physics.
Take a look at our research highlights below.
21 June 2022
Slip-slip competition: plasticity causes rotation, except when it doesn't
A combined computational-experimental study shows how competition between rivalling slip systems in a dynamically compressed metal can suppress lattice rotation
28 March 2022
The conduction reduction: why transporting heat around a galaxy cluster is harder than you think
An experiment at the National Ignition Facility demonstrates how the thermal conductivity of a turbulent magnetised plasma is reduced by two orders of magnitude below its classical value.
11 January 2022
Links in another world: the influence of a shattered crystal on the world's most expensive thermometer
A computational study outlines the physical limits and requirements of a dynamic temperature diagnostic for dynamic-compression experiments.
24 May 2021
Drive smarter, not harder: low convergence ratio ICF experiments may still yield substantial gains
A simulation campaign shows that nuclear fuel compressed to comparatively low densities in inertial confinement fusion experiments can generate useful amounts of energy.