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Astrophysics of magnetically collimated jets generated from laser-produced plasmas.
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PMID:  23383908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The generation of astrophysically relevant jets, from magnetically collimated, laser-produced plasmas, is investigated through three-dimensional, magnetohydrodynamic simulations. We show that for laser intensities I∼10^{12}-10^{14} W cm^{-2}, a magnetic field in excess of ∼0.1  MG, can collimate the plasma plume into a prolate cavity bounded by a shock envelope with a standing conical shock at its tip, which recollimates the flow into a supermagnetosonic jet beam. This mechanism is equivalent to astrophysical models of hydrodynamic inertial collimation, where an isotropic wind is focused into a jet by a confining circumstellar toruslike envelope. The results suggest an alternative mechanism for a large-scale magnetic field to produce jets from wide-angle winds.
A Ciardi; T Vinci; J Fuchs; B Albertazzi; C Riconda; H Pépin; O Portugall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  025002     Citation Subset:  IM    
LERMA, Observatoire de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, École Normale Superieure, UMR 8112 CNRS, 5 Place Jules Jannsen, 92195 Meudon, France.
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