Numerical simulation of electrical explosions in megagauss magnetic fields

V. I. Oreshkin, S. A. Chaikovsky, K. V. Khishchenko, E. V. Oreshkin

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The paper reports on a magnetohydrodynamic simulation of electrical explosions of conductors in megagauss magnetic fields. It is shown that in a plane geometry, the time of plasma formation at the surface of a metal conductor does not depend on the rate of rise of the magnetic field and is determined by the properties of the metal; the absolute values of the magnetic field at which plasma is formed are 5±0.25 MGs for copper, 4.25±0.2 MGs for tungsten, 3.85±0.15 MGs for aluminum, and 3.6±0.25 MGs for titanium. In cylindrical geometry, the time of plasma formation does depend on the rate of field rise.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012029
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2017
Event5th International Congress on Energy Fluxes and Radiation Effects 2016, EFRE 2016 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 Oct 20167 Oct 2016


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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