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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

PIsInternal (URA) CollaboratorsExternal Collaborators
Gena Miloshevsky (VCU)

Farhat Beg (UCSD)

Sivanandan Harilal (PNNL)

Debbie Levin (UIUC)

Michael Shields (JHU)

Phil Jenkins (NRL)