A Caltech Library Service

Tantalum sound velocity under shock compression

Akin, Minta C. and Nguyen, Jeffrey H. and Beckwith, Martha A. and Chau, Ricky and Ambrose, W. Patrick and Fat’yanov, Oleg V. and Asimow, Paul D. and Holmes, Neil C. (2019) Tantalum sound velocity under shock compression. Journal of Applied Physics, 125 (14). Art. No. 145903. ISSN 0021-8979. doi:10.1063/1.5054332.

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


We used several variations of the shock compression method to measure the longitudinal sound velocity of shocked tantalum over the pressure range 37–363 GPa with a typical uncertainty of 1.0%%. These data are consistent with Ta remaining in the bcc phase along the principal Hugoniot from ambient pressure to ≈300 GPa, at which pressure melting occurs. These data also do not support the putative melting phenomena reported below 100 GPa in some static compression experiments.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Akin, Minta C.0000-0001-5742-8663
Fat’yanov, Oleg V.0000-0002-1127-2517
Asimow, Paul D.0000-0001-6025-8925
Additional Information:© 2019 Published under license by AIP Publishing. Submitted: 30 August 2018; Accepted: 21 March 2019; Published Online: 11 April 2019. We thank P. Rigg, P. Söderlind, and J. Klepeis for useful discussions, and the editors and reviewers for their work to improve this paper. We thank Papo Gelle, Mike Long, Russ Oliver, Mike Burns, Toni Bulai, Bob Nafzinger, Paul Benevento, Sam Weaver, and Cory McLean for their excellent and dedicated work. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC52-07NA27344
Issue or Number:14
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190502-102042764
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Tantalum sound velocity under shock compression. Minta C. Akin, Jeffrey H. Nguyen, Martha A. Beckwith, Ricky Chau, W. Patrick Ambrose, Oleg V. Fat’yanov, Paul D. Asimow, and Neil C. Holmes. Journal of Applied Physics 2019 125:14; doi: 10.1063/1.5054332
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:95169
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:02 May 2019 18:19
Last Modified:16 Nov 2021 17:10

Repository Staff Only: item control page