Laser-shock compression experiment on magnesium hydride

S. Morioka, N. Ozaki, M. Hosomi, K. Katagiri, T. Matsuoka, K. Miyanishi, T. Okuchi, T. Sano, Y. Umeda, R. Kodama

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A dynamic high-pressure experiment was performed on magnesium hydride to measure the Hugoniot equation-of-state point using laser-driven shock waves. By measuring the mean shock velocity of MgH2 and the time-resolved shock velocity of the quartz reference, the Hugoniot state of MgH2 at 150 GPa was determined. The reliability of the data is ensured by using another reference material, polystyrene, which is next to the sample and is compressed by the same. This work validates the experimental methodology to obtain further high-pressure data of MgH2 with high accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100703
JournalHigh Energy Density Physics
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Hugoniot measurement
  • Laser-driven shock
  • Magnesium hydride
  • Shock compression
  • Velocity interferometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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