Extreme States of Matter

on Earth and in the Cosmos

  • Vladimir E.¬†Fortov

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vladimir E. Fortov
    Pages 1-6
  3. Vladimir E. Fortov
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  4. Vladimir E. Fortov
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  5. Vladimir E. Fortov
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  6. Vladimir E. Fortov
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  7. Vladimir E. Fortov
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-333

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.



Extreme states High-energy densities Laser-matter interaction Plasma physics Space science

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir E.¬†Fortov
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Institute for High Temperatures, High Energy Density Research CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMoskvaRussian Federation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-16463-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-16464-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3018
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