Radiative collapse in Z-pinches

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Abstract

Problems associated with determination of optimum Z-pinch parameters from the standpoint of soft x-radiation yield are considered. The phenomenon of radiative collapse is discussed in this context, and development times of radiative collapse are calculated for argon Z-pinches. It is shown that in experiments with compression of argon liners conducted on the GIT-4 installation, the pinch mass for which the radiated power is highest is about equal to the mass with the shortest radiative-collapse time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1191
Number of pages7
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Volume40
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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