Laser shock loading device for real time evaluation of shock induced reaction

K. Ito, T. Aizawa

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A laser-driven shock loading device is applied to time-resolved evaluation of shock loading behavior, including shock-induced reactions. The use of a shock cell enables us to launch a metallic mini-flyer of size in the order of nanograms to micrograms and to realize shock loading with a duration in the order of tens to hundreds of nanoseconds. The developed system is described, with some comments on the improvement of accuracy in time-resolved measurement of flyer velocity. A copper-PMMA (poly methyl meta acrelate) system is employed to experimentally demonstrate the validity and effectiveness of the present system. A Mo-2Si system is also used to make real time evaluation on the shock-induced reaction from the MA-precursor by using the present system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1


  • Copper
  • Hugoniot measurement
  • Impedance matching
  • Laser driven shock loading device
  • MA-precursor
  • PMMA
  • Particle velocity history
  • Shock-induced reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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