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Extreme States of Matter

High Energy Density Physics


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 216)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 1-6
  3. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 23-89
  4. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 91-166
  5. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 167-275
  6. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 277-402
  7. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 465-503
  8. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 505-590
  9. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 699-700

About this book


With its many beautiful colour pictures, this book gives fascinating insights into the unusual forms and behaviour of matter under extremely high pressures and temperatures. These extreme states are generated, among other things, by strong shock, detonation and electric explosion waves, dense laser beams,electron and ion beams, hypersonic entry of spacecraft into dense atmospheres of planets, and in many other situations characterized by extremely high pressures and temperatures.Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, this book will inform and fascinate all scientists dealing with materials properties and physics, and also serve as an excellent introduction to plasma-, shock-wave and high-energy-density physics for students and newcomers seeking an overview. This second edition is thoroughly revised and expanded, in particular with new material on high energy-density physics, nuclear explosions and other nuclear transformation processes.


Extreme States in Nuclear Explosion Extreme States of Nuclear Systems Fusion Physics and Confinement High-energy Densities High-energy-density Physics Laser-matter Interaction Laser-produced Shockwaves Quark-Gluon Plasma Relativistic Matter Stellar Matter

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesPresident of the Russian Academy of Scie Joint Institute for High TemperaturesMoscowRussia

About the authors

Vladimir E. Fortov, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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