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Title: Dense Plasma Focus Modeling

Abstract

The mechanisms for pinch formation in Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) devices, with the generation of high-energy ions beams and subsequent neutron production over a relatively short distance, are not fully understood. Here we report on high-fidelity 2D and 3D numerical magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations using the LA-COMPASS code to study the pinch formation dynamics and its associated instabilities and neutron production.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1321704
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-26672
TRN: US1700271
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA FOCUS DEVICES; NEUTRONS; PINCH EFFECT; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; PLASMA INSTABILITY; DYNAMICS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS

Citation Formats

Li, Hui, Li, Shengtai, Jungman, Gerard, and Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna Catherine. Dense Plasma Focus Modeling. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1321704.
Li, Hui, Li, Shengtai, Jungman, Gerard, & Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna Catherine. Dense Plasma Focus Modeling. United States. doi:10.2172/1321704.
Li, Hui, Li, Shengtai, Jungman, Gerard, and Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna Catherine. Wed . "Dense Plasma Focus Modeling". United States. doi:10.2172/1321704. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1321704.
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author = {Li, Hui and Li, Shengtai and Jungman, Gerard and Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna Catherine},
abstractNote = {The mechanisms for pinch formation in Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) devices, with the generation of high-energy ions beams and subsequent neutron production over a relatively short distance, are not fully understood. Here we report on high-fidelity 2D and 3D numerical magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations using the LA-COMPASS code to study the pinch formation dynamics and its associated instabilities and neutron production.},
doi = {10.2172/1321704},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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