Results of experiment on explosion of W and Al wires in water and vacuum

Alexander G. Rousskikh, Rina B. Baksht, Vladimir I. Oreshkin, Alexander V. Shishlov

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Abstract

The objective of the present work is to provide an experimental base for constructing the conductivity matrix of tungsten under conditions similar to exploding wire of multi-wire arrays on terawatt systems. This paper reports the results of experiments on nano- and microsecond electric explosions of aluminum and tungsten wires. The generator makes it possible to vary the impedance, the charge voltage, the current rise time, and to explode wires both in water and vacuum. The capacitance of the current generator is 5 μF or 67 nF. The inductance of the current generator is 28 μH, 2.25 μH, or 0.73 μH. This provides the possibility of varying the rise rate of the wire current in the range from 6.10 11 to 5.10 16 A/(s·cm 2).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBEAMS 2002 - 14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams
Pages217-220
Number of pages4
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 2002 and the 5th International Conference on Dense Z-Pinches, DZP 2002 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 200228 Jun 2002

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Other14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS 2002 and the 5th International Conference on Dense Z-Pinches, DZP 2002
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period23.6.0228.6.02

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Rousskikh, A. G., Baksht, R. B., Oreshkin, V. I., & Shishlov, A. V. (2002). Results of experiment on explosion of W and Al wires in water and vacuum. In BEAMS 2002 - 14th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams (Vol. 2, pp. 217-220). [6219549]