Two-component magnetic field/flux compression for improving Z-pinch radiative performance and power multiplication

L. I. Rudakov, A. S. Chuvatin, A. L. Velikovich, J. Davis, V. I. Oreshkin

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Abstract

To mitigate the Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability, a somewhat non-conventional use of the externally applied axial magnetic field B z combined with a double-shell gas-puff load is proposed. For stabilization, the whole implosion should be organized in such a way that the frozen-in axial field B z≅B θ is concentrated in a thin layer of imploding plasma. This paper presents a theoretical analysis of the thin plasma shell formation in the presence of a B z magnetic field and results of a numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Pages156
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE International Conference on plasma Science - Banff, Alta., Canada
Duration: 26 May 200230 May 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Conference on plasma Science
CountryCanada
CityBanff, Alta.
Period26.5.0230.5.02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Rudakov, L. I., Chuvatin, A. S., Velikovich, A. L., Davis, J., & Oreshkin, V. I. (2002). Two-component magnetic field/flux compression for improving Z-pinch radiative performance and power multiplication. In IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (pp. 156)