Nonequilibrium shock behavior in quartz

Ng, A. ; Godwal, B. K. ; Waterman, J. ; DaSilva, L. ; Ashcroft, N. W. ; Jeanloz, R. (1991) Nonequilibrium shock behavior in quartz Physical Review B, 44 (10). pp. 4872-4876. ISSN 0163-1829

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL:

Related URL:


Observations of the formation and propagation of a laser-driven strong shock in fused and a-quartz reveal anomalously high, transient shock velocities. These results disagree with calculations based on equilibrium equations of state. It is conjectured that at the shock front, a transformation of quartz to stishovite is preceded by shock-induced disorder accompanied by a significant entropy increase. This state remains dominant until sufficient relaxation has occurred.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.
ID Code:11681
Deposited On:13 Nov 2010 14:04
Last Modified:02 Jun 2011 09:42

Repository Staff Only: item control page