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2019/2020

Physics of High Energy Density

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12FVHE ZK 2 2+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Ladislav Drška (guarantor)
Tutor:
Ladislav Drška (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physical Electronics
Synopsis:

Introduction to physics of extreme states of matter with emphasis on the chances of powerful / high-intensity laser systems.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

Introduction to physics of extreme states of matter with emphasis on the chances of powerful / high-intensity laser systems.* Definition and characteristics of high-energy-density systems (HEDS). HEDS as a complex physical system. HEDS in nature and laboratory. Technical means for realization and study of HEDS. Laser and beam facilities, state-of-matter and prospects. Seminar: Systems HiPER and ELI. Physics of interaction of laser and particle beams with matter. Warm and hot dense matter, fast particles, relativistic systems, radiation physics. Nuclear processes in HEDS, nukleoreactive systems. HEDS in astrophysics, nuclear and relativistic astrophysics. Physics of extreme systems and fundamental problems of physics. Seminar: Frontier Physics with ELI Beamlines. Potencial applications of HEDS, laser / plasma accelerators, laboratory astrophysics, inertial confinement fusion..* Final student projekt.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Introduction to physics of extreme states of matter with emphasis on the chances of powerful laser systems.

Study materials:

[1] R.P. Drake: High-Energy-Density Physics. Springer 2006. ISBN 3-540-29314-0. Kap. 1, 3, 6, 10.

[2] L. Drska et al.: Physics of Extreme Systems. Course ATHENS CTU-18 (selected lectures).

[3] S. Atzeni, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn: The Physics of Inertial Fusion. Clarendon Press 2004. ISBN 0-19-856264-0. Chap. 11,10, 1.

[4] P. Mulser, D. Bauer: High-Power Laser-Matter Interaction. Springer 2010. ISBN 978-3-540-50669-0. Chap. 2, 3, 4, 7.

[5] R. N. Boyd: An Introduction to Nuclear Astrophysics. University of Chicago Press 2008. ISBN 978-0-226-06971-5. Chap. 4, 5, 6.

[6] K.W.D. Ledingham, W.Galster: Laser-Driven Particle and Photon Beams and Some Applications. New Journal of Physics 12 (2010) 045006.

[7] T. Tajima (Editor) : Report on the ELI Science. Paris 2009.

http://www.extreme-light-infrastructure.eu/reports.php

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