What is the highest density of man made plasma?
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?
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.
Hey, good point. Those densities are enormous!
Very interesting information, thanks!
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