A New Supercritical Shock Wave Regime

J. C. Bozier, J. P. Le Breton, T. Jalinaud, J. Valadon
2000 Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series  
If it is very difficult to dispose of a large number of experimental results to study complex astrophysical phenomena such as those involved in the explosion of supernovae, it has, however, already been shown that well-controlled experiments performed in the laboratory can reproduce some interesting features of these phenomena. Furthermore, it would be still more interesting if these experiments could also highlight events that are not yet well understood. We present here such an experimental
more » ... h an experimental attempt using laser-generated plasmas. The radiation phenomena that are referred to result from the interaction of the high-velocity supernova debris with the surrounding ambient plasma left over from the stellar wind of the supernovae progenitor.
doi:10.1086/313363 fatcat:5v67nr4eejag7b4so3qrvia7u4