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Title: Diagnostics for the Plasma Liner Experiment

Abstract

The goal of the Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX) is to explore and demonstrate the feasibility of forming imploding spherical ''plasma liners'' via merging high Mach number plasma jets to reach peak liner pressures of {approx}0.1 Mbar using {approx}1.5 MJ of initial stored energy. Such a system would provide HED plasmas for a variety of fundamental HEDLP, laboratory astrophysics, and materials science studies, as well as a platform for experimental validation of rad-hydro and rad-MHD simulations. It could also prove attractive as a potential standoff driver for magnetoinertial fusion. Predicted parameters from jet formation to liner stagnation cover a large range of plasma density and temperature, varying from n{sub i}{approx}10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}, T{sub e}{approx_equal}T{sub i}{approx}1 eV at the plasma gun mouth to n{sub i}>10{sup 19} cm{sup -3}, T{sub e}{approx_equal}T{sub i}{approx}0.5 keV at stagnation. This presents a challenging problem for the plasma diagnostics suite which will be discussed.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
  3. HyperV Technologies Corp., Chantilly, Virginia 20151 (United States)
  4. The University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama 35899 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22055844
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 81; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; EV RANGE; ION TEMPERATURE; KEV RANGE; MACH NUMBER; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PLASMA; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; PLASMA GUNS; PLASMA JETS; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; STAGNATION; STORED ENERGY

Citation Formats

Lynn, A G, Merritt, E, Gilmore, M, Hsu, S C, Witherspoon, F D, and Cassibry, J T. Diagnostics for the Plasma Liner Experiment. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3478116.
Lynn, A G, Merritt, E, Gilmore, M, Hsu, S C, Witherspoon, F D, & Cassibry, J T. Diagnostics for the Plasma Liner Experiment. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3478116
Lynn, A G, Merritt, E, Gilmore, M, Hsu, S C, Witherspoon, F D, and Cassibry, J T. Fri . "Diagnostics for the Plasma Liner Experiment". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3478116.
@article{osti_22055844,
title = {Diagnostics for the Plasma Liner Experiment},
author = {Lynn, A G and Merritt, E and Gilmore, M and Hsu, S C and Witherspoon, F D and Cassibry, J T},
abstractNote = {The goal of the Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX) is to explore and demonstrate the feasibility of forming imploding spherical ''plasma liners'' via merging high Mach number plasma jets to reach peak liner pressures of {approx}0.1 Mbar using {approx}1.5 MJ of initial stored energy. Such a system would provide HED plasmas for a variety of fundamental HEDLP, laboratory astrophysics, and materials science studies, as well as a platform for experimental validation of rad-hydro and rad-MHD simulations. It could also prove attractive as a potential standoff driver for magnetoinertial fusion. Predicted parameters from jet formation to liner stagnation cover a large range of plasma density and temperature, varying from n{sub i}{approx}10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}, T{sub e}{approx_equal}T{sub i}{approx}1 eV at the plasma gun mouth to n{sub i}>10{sup 19} cm{sup -3}, T{sub e}{approx_equal}T{sub i}{approx}0.5 keV at stagnation. This presents a challenging problem for the plasma diagnostics suite which will be discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3478116},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/22055844}, journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
issn = {0034-6748},
number = 10,
volume = 81,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {10}
}