Study of foil explosion using the soft x-ray radiography

A. S. Zhigalin, V. I. Oreshkin, A. G. Rousskikh, R. B. Baksht

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The experiments were carried out upon a research facility comprising three current generators. One of them was used to initiate the explosion of a foil and the other two, X-pinch backlighting sources were used for diagnostics. In the experiments, an upper limit has been determined for the decay time of the metastable state of a superheated metal. For aluminum, at a foil thickness of 6 μm and a deposited energy of 5.3 ± 0.5 kJ/g, the metastable state decay time was about 90 ns; for copper, at the same foil thickness and a deposited energy of 2.1 ± 0.3 kJ/g, it was about 250 ns; for nickel at the same foil thickness and a deposited energy of 1.3 ± 0.4 kJ/g, it was about 390 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012055
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
Event34th International Conference on Interaction of Intense Energy Fluxes with Matter, ELBRUS 2019 - Elbrus, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Mar 20196 Mar 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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