Research Area 4: Photon Material Interactions
Focus Area 1: X-ray Induced Blow-off and Plasma
Goal: Predict and understand the interaction of high-intensity X-rays originating from a nuclear blast under exo-atmospheric conditions with the exposed surfaces of materials in optics, sensors, and solar arrays in DoD systems.
Long-term Strategy: Develop high-fidelity physics models validated by the state-of-the-art experiments and their applications to predict and possibly mitigate X-ray induced blow-off, shock, and plasma generation.
Focus Area 1 Coordinator: Gena Miloshevsky, Virginia Commonwealth University
Focus Area 1 PIs and Collaborators