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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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2015

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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