Measurement of the deuterium liner characteristics in the inverse Z-pinch configuration

V. Bystritsky, F. Pen'Kov, V. Grebenyuk, S. Parzhitski, V. Stolupin, G. Dudkin, B. Nechaev, V. Padalko, N. Ratakhin, S. Sorokin, V. Bystritskii, E. Gula, J. Wozniak

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Abstract

This work is a part of a continuing research on measuring dd-reaction cross sections in keV energy range using accelerated ion flow in the liner of the Z-pinch generator. The knowledge of the ions energy distribution in the accelerated liner is crucially important for cross section calculation. Diagnostics and the first results on the energy distribution of the liner ions accelerated outward in the inverse Z-pinch geometry are described. Experiments were fulfilled in HCEI (Tomsk, Russia) at nanosecond pulsed Z-pinch generator of 1 MA, 50 ns pulse. The hollow deuterium liner of 25 mm length was accelerated outward starting from the initial radius of ∼ 30 mm. The spatially and time resolved liner dynamics and its radiation were measured with the set of B-dot probes, placed at various radii, and via registering H αand H β deuterium lines. The neutron time-of-flight (TOF) data and integral neutron yields from the dd-reactions were collected on a shot to shot base, using scintillation spectrometers and 3He counters. The analysis of the data substantiates the promise of using spectral diagnostics in combination with conventional magnetic and integral eutron yield and TOF data for measuring liner dynamics and ion energy distribution in the keV energy range.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/ 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 200122 Jun 2001

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Other28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/ 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period17.6.0122.6.01

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bystritsky, V., Pen'Kov, F., Grebenyuk, V., Parzhitski, S., Stolupin, V., Dudkin, G., Nechaev, B., Padalko, V., Ratakhin, N., Sorokin, S., Bystritskii, V., Gula, E., & Wozniak, J. (2001). Measurement of the deuterium liner characteristics in the inverse Z-pinch configuration. In IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science