Solids Under High-Pressure Shock Compression

Mechanics, Physics, and Chemistry

  • Robert A. Graham

Part of the High-Pressure Shock Compression of Condensed Matter book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Shock-Compression Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert A. Graham
      Pages 3-12
  3. Mechanical Response of Shock-Compressed Solids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Robert A. Graham
      Pages 15-52
    3. Robert A. Graham
      Pages 53-67
  4. Physical Properties of Shock-Compressed Solids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
  5. Chemical Processes in Shock-Compressed Solids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Robert A. Graham
      Pages 179-194
  6. Shock Compression of Solids as a Mechanical, Physical, Chemical Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Robert A. Graham
      Pages 197-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-221

About this book


Since the 1950s shock compression research contributed greatly to scientific knowledge and industrial technology. As a result, for example, our understanding of meteorite impacts has substantially improved, and shock processes have become standard industrial methods in materials synthesis and processing. Investigations of shock-compressed matter involve physics,electrical engineering, solid mechanics, metallurgy, geophysics and materials science. The description of shock-compressed matter presented here, which is derived from physical and chemical observations, differs significantly from the classical descriptions derived from strictly mechanical characteristics. This volume, with over 900 references, provides an introduction for scientists and engineers interested in the present state of shock compression science.


deformation electrical engineering geophysics high-pressure materials science mechanics metallurgy metals phase physics polymer semiconductors synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Materials Physics DepartmentSandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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