The Initial Stage of Neck Formation in an X-Pinch

V. I. Oreshkin, A. P. Artyomov, S. A. Chaikovsky, E. V. Oreshkin, M. M. Tsventoukh

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A model is proposed to describe the initial stage of neck formation in an X-pinch that proceeds in three stages: the electrical explosion of metal wires that generates the X-pinch; the expansion of the wire material that occurs due to an excess of the gas-kinetic pressure over the pressure of the magnetic field. The model allows one to predict the minimum rate of current rise at which the formation of a "hot spot" in an X-pinch is possible. The minimum current rise rate is determined by the thermodynamic parameters of the wires at a critical point; it is of the order of 1 kA/ns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2017
Event5th International Congress on Energy Fluxes and Radiation Effects 2016, EFRE 2016 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 Oct 20167 Oct 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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