The K-shell radiation of a double gas puff z-pinch with an axial magnetic field

S. A. Chaikovsky, A. Yu Labetsky, V. I. Oreshkin, A. V. Shishlov, R. B. Baksht, A. V. Fedunin, A. G. Rousskikh

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A double shell z-pinch with an axial magnetic field is considered as a K-shell plasma radiation source. One-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamics calculations performed suggest that this scheme holds promise for the production of the K-shell radiation of krypton (hv ≈ 12-17 keV). As a first step in verifying the advantages of this scheme, experiments have been performed to optimize a neon double-shell gas puff with an axial magnetic yield for the K-shell yield and power. The experiments show that the application of an axial magnetic held makes it possible to increase the K-shell radiation power and reduce the shot-to-shot spread in the K-shell yield. Comparisons between the experiments and modeling are made and show good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-264
Number of pages10
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Axial magnetic field
  • Implosion stability
  • K-shell radiation source
  • Z-pinch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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