Influence of surface finish on the plasma formation at the skin explosion

I. M. Datsko, S. A. Chaikovsky, N. A. Labetskaya, D. V. Rybka, V. I. Oreshkin, K. V. Khishchenko

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The paper reports on experiments to investigate how the quality of surface finish, i.e., surface roughness, influences the plasma formation in a skin explosion of conductors. The experiments were performed on a MIG terawatt generator with a current amplitude of up to 2.5 MA and current rise time of 100 ns. The plasma formation at the conductor surface and the evolution of the plasma boundary was recorded using a four-frame optical camera with an exposure time of 3 ns per frame. It is shown that the quality of surface finish little affects the onset of plasma formation in a skin explosion of stainless steel and St3 steel conductors at a magnetic field of up to 400 T.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012194
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Conference on Equations of State for Matter, ELBRUS 2016 - Elbrus, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Mar 20166 Mar 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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