The Frontiers Collection

Extreme States of Matter

on Earth and in the Cosmos

Authors: Fortov, Vladimir E.

  • Author is a top expert in the field of materials properties and physics
  • Discusses the physics of strong shock, explosion waves, and other situations characterized by extremely high pressures and temperatures
  • Serves as an  introduction to plasma-, shock-wave and high-energy density physics
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About this book

With its many beautiful colour pictures, this book gives fascinating insights into the unusual forms and behaviour of matter under extremely high pressures and temperatures. These extreme states are generated, among other things, by strong shock, detonation and electric explosion waves, dense laser beams,electron and ion beams, hypersonic entry of spacecraft into dense atmospheres of planets, and in many other situations characterized by extremely high pressures and temperatures.

Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, this book will inform and fascinate all scientists dealing with materials properties and physics, and also serve as an excellent introduction to plasma-, shock-wave and high-energy-density physics for students and newcomers seeking an overview.

 

About the authors

Vladimir Fortov is one of Russia's leading physicists, a senior member of the Academy of Sciences, and a world expert on the topic of matter under extreme conditions. He has carried out many pioneering experiments, among others experimentally confirming the "plasma phase transitions" long predicted by eminent scientists such as Eugene Wigner, Lev Landau and Klaus von Klitzing. He was also in charge of experiments carried out aboard the MIR and ISS space stations.

 

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fortov, Vladimir E.

    Pages 1-6

  • Matter under Extreme Conditions: Classification of States

    Fortov, Vladimir E.

    Pages 7-24

  • High Energy Densities in Laboratories

    Fortov, Vladimir E.

    Pages 25-74

  • High-Power Lasers in High-Energy-Density Physics

    Fortov, Vladimir E.

    Pages 75-96

  • Relativistic Charged Particle Beams

    Fortov, Vladimir E.

    Pages 97-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extreme States of Matter
Book Subtitle
on Earth and in the Cosmos
Authors
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16464-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16464-4
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
Additional Information
Originally published by FizMathLit, Moscow, 2008
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