© 2006

High-Energy-Density Physics

Fundamentals, Inertial Fusion, and Experimental Astrophysics

  • Lee Davison
  • Yasuyuki Horie


  • First textbook on an emerging topic

  • Renders advanced research accessible to novices

  • Provides directions for further research


Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 19-53
  3. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 55-105
  4. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 107-167
  5. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 169-235
  6. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 237-266
  7. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 267-334
  8. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 335-390
  9. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 391-421
  10. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 423-448
  11. R. Paul Drake
    Pages 449-484
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 485-534

About this book


The raw numbers of high-energy-density physics are amazing: shock waves at hundreds of km/s (approaching a million km per hour), temperatures of millions of degrees, and pressures that exceed 100 million atmospheres.  This book introduces the reader to the fundamental tools and discoveries of high-energy-density physics. It surveys the production of high-energy-density conditions, the fundamental plasma and hydrodynamic models that can describe them and the problem of scaling from the laboratory to the cosmos. Connections to astrophysics are discussed throughout. The book is intended to support coursework in high-energy-density physics, to meet the needs of new researchers in this field, and also to serve as a useful reference on the fundamentals. Specifically the book has been designed to enable academics in physics, astrophysics, applied physics and engineering departments to provide in a single-course introduction to fluid mechanics and radiative transfer, with dramatic applications in the field of high-energy-density systems.


Confinement Plasma astrophysical plasmas astrophysics high-energy density inertial fusion laboratory astrophysics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Lee Davison
    • 1
  • Yasuyuki Horie
    • 2
  1. 1.TijerasUSA
  2. 2.ShalimarUSA

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