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

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

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Abstract

This work is apart 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 [1, 2]. The knowledge of the ions energy distribution in the accelerated liner is crucially important for calculation of cross section. Diagnostics and the first results on the measurement of the energy distribution of the liner ions in the inverse Z-pinch geometry are described. Experiments' were fulfilled in HCEI (Tomsk, Russia) at the nanosecond pulsed generator of 1 MA, 80 ns pulse. The spatially and time resolved liner dynamics and its radiation were measured with a set of light detectors (LDs), placed at various radii registering Hα and Hβ deuterium lines, and with B-dot probes, measuring the dynamics of the current carrying plasma liner. Processing of the LDs signal waveforms based on assumption of ordered ion flow between the LDs provided compatible information on the ion energy distribution. The neutron TOF measurements provided data on the high energy deuterons flows, responsible for the main neutron output. These experiments substantiate potential of using optical plasma diagnostic, which in combination with conventional electro-physical and neutron diagnostics could significantly improve reliability of dd-reaction cross-section measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPPPS 2001 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1031-1034
Number of pages4
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780371208, 9780780371200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPPS 2001 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 200122 Jun 2001

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Other28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPPS 2001
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period17.6.0122.6.01

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Bystritsky, V., Dudkin, G., Grebenyuk, V., Gula, E., Nechaev, B., Padalko, V., ... Bystritskii, V. (2001). Measurement of the deuterium liner characteristics in the inverse Z-pinch configuration. In PPPS 2001 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001 (Vol. 2, pp. 1031-1034). [1001719] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2001.1001719