Inverse Z-pinch in fundamental investigations

V. M. Bystritsky, V. M. Grebenyuk, S. S. Parzhitsky, F. M. Pen'Kov, V. A. Stolupin, G. A. Mesyats, V. I. Makhrin, N. A. Ratakhin, V. A. Sinebryukhov, E. N. Volkov, Vit M. Bystritskii, M. Filipovicz, J. Wozniak, E. Gula, G. N. Dudkin, B. A. Nechaev, V. N. Padalko

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This paper is devoted to examination of the possibility of using deuterium inverse Z-pinch for investigation of the dd reaction at ultralow deuterium collision energies. The experiment was carried out at the Institute of High-Current Electronics (Tomsk) using the high current accelerator (the current pulse amplitude is 850 kA, the high-voltage pulse duration is approximately 80 ns). The characteristic data of the deuterium liner accelerated by the inverse Z-pinch process up to (2.8-7.2)×107 cm/s were measured for the first time. The character and values of γ and neutron radiation occurred during the liner acceleration process were examined. The application of fast scintillator neutron detectors with definite size and a deuterium target located at distances more than 140 mm from the liner axis was demonstrated to allow reliable time separation of `useful' events from background events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-714
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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