Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



John Molitoris

Deputy Director, DoD Applications
Materials Science Division


 +1 925-423-3496


DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Physics
Stanford University
1986
M.S. Physics
Stanford University
1983
S.B. Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1980

Research Interests

Materials at extreme conditions; energetic materials, detonations and blast; dynamic experiments with metals; shocks in condensed matter. This research involves the unique implementation of fast diagnostic techniques (radiography, imaging and spectroscopy) in experiments and testing.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Molitoris, J. D., R. G. Garza, H. G. Andreski, and P. C. Souers, "An Experimental Investigation of Detonation Corner Turning Using High-Resolution Radiography," 2006 13th International Detonation Symposium, Norfolk, VA, December 9, 2005, UCRL-CONF-222997 (to be published in 2007).

Souers, P. C., H. G. Andreski, J. D. Molitoris, et al., “Dead Zones in LX-17 and PBX 9502,”Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics 31, Issue 2, pp 89-97 (2006).

Parker, A., and J. D. Molitoris, “The Shocking Truth about Detonations and Metals,” Science and Technology Review, p 11-13, March 2006 Issue; UCRL-TR-52000-06-3 (2006).

Molitoris, J. D., J. D. Batteux, R. G. Garza, W. M. Howard, H. G. Andreski, and C. F. Cook, III. “Fast High Resolution Radiographic Imaging,” presented at PARARI 2005, the 7th Australian Explosives Ordnance Symposium, Melborne, Australia; November 7-10, 2005, UCRL-ABS-211785 and UCRL-PRES-216796. (2006).

Molitoris, J. D., R. G. Garza, W. M. Howard, H. G. Andreski, and L. D. Crouch, “High-Explosive Shock Compression of Aluminum through Smooth and Corrugated Interfaces,” presented at the 14th Biennial International Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Baltimore, MD, July 31 to August 5, 2005, UCRL-ABS-211215 and UCRL-PRES-214057 (2005).

Molitoris, J. D., and M. Howard, “Modeling the Propagation of Shock Waves in Metals,” presented at the 14th Biennial International Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Baltimore, MD, July 31 to August 5, 2005, UCRL-ABS-211218, UCRL-PRES-210219, and UCRL-CONF-214907 (2005).

Molitoris, J. D., R. G. Garza, H. G. Andreski, and J. D. Batteux. “Interactions of Shape Charge Jets with Energetic Materials,” presented at the 14th Biennial International Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Baltimore, MD, July 31 to August 5, 2005, UCRL-ABS-211223 and UCRL-POST-214047 (2005).

Molitoris, J. D., W. M. Howard, and J. Forbes, “Warm Dense Matter with Energetic Materials,” Invited paper at the International Conference on Warm Dense Matter, Hamburg, Germany, June 2-5, 2002, UCRL-JC-148417 (2002).

Howard, W. M., J. D. Molitoris, M. R. DeHaven, A. E. Gash, and J. H. Satcher, “Shock Propagation and Instability Structures in Compressed Silica Aerogels,” The Proceedings of the International Workshop for New Models and Hydrocodes for Shock Wave Processes in Condensed Matter (in press), UCRL-JC-146894 (2002).

Aufderheide III, M. B., T. J. Orzechowski, J. D. Molitoris, A. J. Sunwoo, and C. F. Cook III, “Studies of Dynamic Failure of Steel Pipes Using X-Ray Radiography,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation 21, UCRL-JC-143473 (2001).

Molitoris, J. D., W. E. Meyerhof, Ch. Stoller, R. Anholt, D. W. Spooner, L. G. Moretto, L. G. Sobotka, R. J. McDonald, G. J. Wozniak, M. A. McMahan, L. Blumenfeld, N. Colonna, M. Nessi, and E. Morenzoni, “Molecular-Oribital Study of Late-Fission Times in Deep-Inelastic 238U+238U Collisions,” Physical Review Letters 70 (5), 537, 1 (1993).

Molitoris, J. D., D. W. Phillion, M. M. Morin, T. J. Goldsack, S. D. Rothman, and J. C. V. Hansom, “Effects of Preheat on Mix in Laser Accelerated Planar Foils,” The Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on the Physics of Compressible Turbulent Mixing, Abbey of Royaumont, France, UCRL-JC-107425 (1991).


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