Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in Z-pinches

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

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Experiments on studying the stability of Z-pinch compression were carried out at a current of 450 kA with a build-up time of 450 ns. The plasma shell of the pinches was formed by evaporating the electrode material in the process of vacuum arc burning. The Rayleigh–Taylor (RT) instabilities were suppressed using the regime of arc combustion on the surface of one of the electrodes in the high-voltage gap in which the pinch was positioned. As a result of free plasma discharge, the radial density distribution was formed such that the plasma concentration increased from the outer boundary to the shell axis. The experiments demonstrated that such an initial radial density distribution almost completely suppresses of the RT instability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2015

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Zhigalin, A. S., Rousskikh, A. G., Baksht, R. B., Chaikovsky, S. A., Labetskaya, N. A., & Oreshkin, V. I. (2015). Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in Z-pinches. Technical Physics Letters, 41(6), 554-556. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063785015060152

Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in Z-pinches. / Zhigalin, A. S.; Rousskikh, A. G.; Baksht, R. B.; Chaikovsky, S. A.; Labetskaya, N. A.; Oreshkin, V. I.

In: Technical Physics Letters, Vol. 41, No. 6, 28.06.2015, p. 554-556.

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Zhigalin, AS, Rousskikh, AG, Baksht, RB, Chaikovsky, SA, Labetskaya, NA & Oreshkin, VI 2015, 'Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in Z-pinches', Technical Physics Letters, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 554-556. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063785015060152
Zhigalin AS, Rousskikh AG, Baksht RB, Chaikovsky SA, Labetskaya NA, Oreshkin VI. Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in Z-pinches. Technical Physics Letters. 2015 Jun 28;41(6):554-556. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063785015060152
Zhigalin, A. S. ; Rousskikh, A. G. ; Baksht, R. B. ; Chaikovsky, S. A. ; Labetskaya, N. A. ; Oreshkin, V. I. / Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in Z-pinches. In: Technical Physics Letters. 2015 ; Vol. 41, No. 6. pp. 554-556.
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