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Title: Investigating radial wire array Z pinches as a compact x-ray source on the Saturn generator

Radial wire array z pinches, where wires are positioned radially outward from a central cathode to a concentric anode, can act as a compact bright x-ray source that could potentially be used to drive a hohlraum. Experiments were performed on the 7-MA Saturn generator using radial wire arrays. These experiments studied a number of potential risks in scaling radial wire arrays up from the 1-MA level, where they have been shown to be a promising compact X-ray source. Data indicates that at 7 MA, radial wire arrays can radiate ~9 TW with 10-ns full-width at half-maximum from a compact pinch.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [5]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom)
  3. Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom)
  5. Univ. of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1235349
Report Number(s):
SAND--2015-2161J
Journal ID: ISSN 0093-3813; 579395; TRN: US1600636
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0093-3813
Publisher:
IEEE
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY