Electrical explosion of metals in fast-rising megagauss magnetic fields

S. A. Chaikovsky, V. I. Oreshkin, G. A. Mesyats, N. A. Ratakhin, I. M. Datsko, B. A. Kablambaev

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A criterion for the surface explosion of metal conductors in strong magnetic fields with the magnetic induction rising at rates over 4× 1013 G/s has been obtained for a current skinning mode: the explosion occurs as the magnetic energy density at the metal surface becomes as high as a factor of 1.5-2 of the sublimation energy density for the metal under normal conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042701
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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