Progress in plasma focus research at the Kurchatov Institute

Vyacheslav Krauz, Victor Myalton, Valentin Vinogradov, Evgeny Velikhov, Sergej Ananyev, Yulia Vinogradova, Sergej Dan'Ko, Yury Kalinin, Gennady Kanaev, Konstantin Mitrofanov, Aleksandr Mokeev, Alexander VLadimirovich Nashilevskiy, Valerii Nikulin, Aleksandr Pastukhov, Gennady Remnev, Ayrat Kharrasov

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This paper presents new results from studies of plasma focus (PF) systems at the Kurchatov Institute (Moscow, Russia). High efficiency of the discharge current transport into the axial region of the system was demonstrated at the PF-3 PF facility, where the experiments on implosion of wire arrays by the current carrying plasma sheath of the PF discharge were performed. The efficiency of the sheath current switching over to the wire array and penetration of the plasma with the magnetic field inside the wire array was studied. The emission parameters of the new small-sized PF facility with Wmax = 600 J were studied. When operating at frequencies of up to 10 Hz, neutron fluxes of about ∼ 10 8 neutrons s -1 were obtained. The first results in the new field of research associated with the use of the PF facilities in the laboratory simulations of astrophysical processes, such as astrophysics jets, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysica Scripta
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Research and Applications of Plasmas, PLASMA 2013 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013


OtherInternational Conference on Research and Applications of Plasmas, PLASMA 2013


  • laboratory simulation of astrophysical jets
  • pinch
  • plasma dynamics
  • plasma focus
  • pulse neutron source
  • wire array compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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