Use of vacuum arc plasma guns for a metal puff Z-pinch system

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

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Abstract

The performance of a metal puff Z-pinch system has been studied experimentally. In this type of system, the initial cylindrical shell 4 cm in diameter was produced by ten plasma guns. Each gun initiates a vacuum arc operating between magnesium electrodes. The net current of the guns was 80 kA. The arc-produced plasma shell was compressed by using a 450-kA, 450-ns driver, and as a result, a plasma column 0.3 cm in diameter was formed. The electron temperature of the plasma reached 400 eV at an average ion concentration of 1.85 1018 cm-3. The power of the Mg K-line radiation emitted by the plasma for 15-30 ns was 300 MWcm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092707
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Rousskikh, A. G., Zhigalin, A. S., Oreshkin, V. I., Chaikovsky, S. A., Labetskaya, N. A., & Baksht, R. B. (2011). Use of vacuum arc plasma guns for a metal puff Z-pinch system. Physics of Plasmas, 18(9), [092707]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3640535

Use of vacuum arc plasma guns for a metal puff Z-pinch system. / Rousskikh, A. G.; Zhigalin, A. S.; Oreshkin, V. I.; Chaikovsky, S. A.; Labetskaya, N. A.; Baksht, R. B.

In: Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 18, No. 9, 092707, 01.09.2011.

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Rousskikh, AG, Zhigalin, AS, Oreshkin, VI, Chaikovsky, SA, Labetskaya, NA & Baksht, RB 2011, 'Use of vacuum arc plasma guns for a metal puff Z-pinch system', Physics of Plasmas, vol. 18, no. 9, 092707. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3640535
Rousskikh AG, Zhigalin AS, Oreshkin VI, Chaikovsky SA, Labetskaya NA, Baksht RB. Use of vacuum arc plasma guns for a metal puff Z-pinch system. Physics of Plasmas. 2011 Sep 1;18(9). 092707. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3640535
Rousskikh, A. G. ; Zhigalin, A. S. ; Oreshkin, V. I. ; Chaikovsky, S. A. ; Labetskaya, N. A. ; Baksht, R. B. / Use of vacuum arc plasma guns for a metal puff Z-pinch system. In: Physics of Plasmas. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 9.
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