Experimental research of the fine foil explosion dynamics

A. S. Zhigalin, A. G. Rousskikh, V. I. Oreshkin, S. A. Chaikovsky, N. A. Ratakhin, V. V. Kuznetsov

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The work is devoted to studying of substances properties at high specific deposit energy using double-frame pulsed backlighting system. The high specific deposit energy was reached at electrical conductor explosion (ECE). Fast mode of ECE was investigated. Fine foils of aluminum, cooper, titanium and nickel were used as conductors. Experiments were carried out on the experimental complex consisting of three current generators. The first generator WEG-' was used for explosion of the fine conductors. This generator represents fast capacitor with capacity 250 nF, which was charged to voltage 10 to 30 kV. The investigated conductor was mounted in special holder and the foil contacts with the electrodes were soldered. Two other generators - radiographs XPG-1 and G2 with x-pinch load were used two frame X-ray backlighting imaging. The generators current pulses had amplitude 300 kA and rising time 180 ns with a low inductance load. Four crossed molybdenum wires with diameter of 25 μm were used to form an x-pinch. Using of the x-pinches soft x-ray radiation the images of exploded foil were registered with temporal resolution of 2 ns. The images were detected by a photo film located behind the filter. The x-ray imaging, together with the measurements of the current flowing through a conductor and voltage on the exploded conductor had allowed inferring of the energy deposited into the conductor, delay time of the bubbles formation relative to the moment of current- cutoff and the time dependence of the vapor bubbles quantity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012027
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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