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Title: Study of Jet Formation in Wire X-pinches

Abstract

Observations of x-pinch discharges driven by the 160 kA, 80 ns IMP generator are reported. X-pinches consisting of two wires of aluminum and molybdenum were used. X-pinches were mounted at two angles (120 deg. and 83 deg. ). The coronal plasma from the wires was observed to be streaming towards the mid plane of an x-pinch, forming jets on either side of the cross-point. Streaming of the coronal plasma was significant for a narrow angle and jets were observed to be m=1 unstable indicating a transfer of current.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ; ;  [3]
  1. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego (United States)
  2. (United Kingdom)
  3. Plasma Physics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20729229
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 808; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. international conference on dense Z-pinches, Oxford (United Kingdom), 25-28 Jul 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2159334; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINIUM; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; EXPLODING WIRES; MOLYBDENUM; PINCH EFFECT; PLASMA; PLASMA JETS; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

Beg, F.N., Plasma Physics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, Ross, I., Zhu, Y., Dangor, A.E., and Krushelnick, K. Study of Jet Formation in Wire X-pinches. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2159334.
Beg, F.N., Plasma Physics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, Ross, I., Zhu, Y., Dangor, A.E., & Krushelnick, K. Study of Jet Formation in Wire X-pinches. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2159334.
Beg, F.N., Plasma Physics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, Ross, I., Zhu, Y., Dangor, A.E., and Krushelnick, K. Thu . "Study of Jet Formation in Wire X-pinches". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2159334.
@article{osti_20729229,
title = {Study of Jet Formation in Wire X-pinches},
author = {Beg, F.N. and Plasma Physics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London and Ross, I. and Zhu, Y. and Dangor, A.E. and Krushelnick, K.},
abstractNote = {Observations of x-pinch discharges driven by the 160 kA, 80 ns IMP generator are reported. X-pinches consisting of two wires of aluminum and molybdenum were used. X-pinches were mounted at two angles (120 deg. and 83 deg. ). The coronal plasma from the wires was observed to be streaming towards the mid plane of an x-pinch, forming jets on either side of the cross-point. Streaming of the coronal plasma was significant for a narrow angle and jets were observed to be m=1 unstable indicating a transfer of current.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2159334},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 808,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 05 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Thu Jan 05 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}