Study of matter properties at extreme pressures and temperatures for planetary science and astronomy, materials science, High Energy Density science and Inertial Confinement Fusion. Equations of state, optical and transport properties measurements under laser-driven dynamic compression using ultrafast optical pyrometry and interferometric velocimetry diagnostics at major HED facilities. Responsible scientist for NIF VISAR and SOP systems.
Selected (Recent) Publications
M. Millot, S. Hamel, J. R. Rygg, P. M. Celliers, G. W. Collins, F. Coppari, D. E. Fratanduono, R. Jeanloz, D. C. Swift, and J. H. Eggert, Experimental evidence for superionic water ice using shock compression
M. Millot. Identifying and discriminating phase transitions along decaying shocks with line imaging Doppler interferometric velocimetry and streaked optical pyrometry.
S. Brygoo, M. Millot, et al. Analysis of laser shock experiments on precompressed samples using a quartz reference and application to warm dense hydrogen and helium.
T. Qi, M. Millot, et al. Optical and Transport Properties of Dense Liquid Silica.
Millot, M. et al. Shock compression of stishovite and melting of silica at planetary interior conditions.