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What is the highest density of man made plasma?

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  1. Dec 16, 2013 #1
    What is the highest density of man made plasma?
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2013 #2

    phyzguy

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    In this paper, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 20, 070501 (2013), "Progress towards ignition on the National Ignition Facility", and this paper, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 20, 056318 (2013), "Detailed implosion modeling of deuterium-tritium layered experiments on the National Ignition Facility", they report densities near 1000 g/cm^3. These are number densities between 1E26 and 1E27 cm^-3. I'm not sure if it is the highest achieved, but it might be. Densities in hydrogen bombs might be higher, do they count?
     
  4. Dec 16, 2013 #3

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    Does quark-gluon plasma count? Densities there approach hadronic. I believe, something like tens of MeV/fm³ has been achieved, and that's over 1016kg/m³.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2013 #4

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    Hey, good point. Those densities are enormous!
     
  6. Dec 17, 2013 #5
    Very interesting information, thanks!
     
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