Investigation of Metal Puff Z pinch Based on Multichannel Vacuum Arcs

A. G. Rousskikh, V. I. Oreshkin, A. S. Zhigalin, S. A. Chaikovsky, R. B. Baksht, K. N. Mitrofanov

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Abstract

The performance of a metal double puff Z-pinch system has been studied experimentally. In this type of system, the outer and inner cylindrical shells were produced by ten plasma guns. Each gun initiates a vacuum arc operating between aluminum electrodes. The net current of the guns was 80 kA. The arc-produced plasma shells were compressed by using a 450-kA, 450-ns driver, and as a result, a plasma column 0.2 cm in diameter was formed. The power of the Al K-line radiation emitted by the plasma for 7 ns was 800 MW/cm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012065
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume652
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2015

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Rousskikh, A. G., Oreshkin, V. I., Zhigalin, A. S., Chaikovsky, S. A., Baksht, R. B., & Mitrofanov, K. N. (2015). Investigation of Metal Puff Z pinch Based on Multichannel Vacuum Arcs. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 652(1), [012065]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/652/1/012065