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Title: Enhanced keV peak power and yield using twisted pair 'cables' in a z-pinch

Abstract

Individual wires in a z-pinch were replaced with twisted pair 'cables' of similar linear mass on the COBRA pulsed power generator, resulting in peak power and yield increases in radiation above 1 keV. A cable is defined here as two or more fine wires twisted together to form a continuous strand with a wavelength ({lambda}{sub t}) dependent on the twists per unit length. The magnitude of {lambda}{sub t} appears to play a strong role in these increases, with the largest gains found for a {lambda}{sub t} of Almost-Equal-To 0.75 mm.

Authors:
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  1. Laboratory of Plasma Studies, Cornell University, 439 Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22080391
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CABLES; GAIN; KEV RANGE 01-10; MASS; PEAK LOAD; PLASMA; PULSE GENERATORS; WAVELENGTHS; WIRES

Citation Formats

Hoyt, C. L., Knapp, P. F., Pikuz, S. A., Shelkovenko, T. A., Cahill, A. D., Gourdain, P.-A., Greenly, J. B., Kusse, B. R., and Hammer, D. A. Enhanced keV peak power and yield using twisted pair 'cables' in a z-pinch. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4729409.
Hoyt, C. L., Knapp, P. F., Pikuz, S. A., Shelkovenko, T. A., Cahill, A. D., Gourdain, P.-A., Greenly, J. B., Kusse, B. R., & Hammer, D. A. Enhanced keV peak power and yield using twisted pair 'cables' in a z-pinch. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4729409.
Hoyt, C. L., Knapp, P. F., Pikuz, S. A., Shelkovenko, T. A., Cahill, A. D., Gourdain, P.-A., Greenly, J. B., Kusse, B. R., and Hammer, D. A. Mon . "Enhanced keV peak power and yield using twisted pair 'cables' in a z-pinch". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4729409.
@article{osti_22080391,
title = {Enhanced keV peak power and yield using twisted pair 'cables' in a z-pinch},
author = {Hoyt, C. L. and Knapp, P. F. and Pikuz, S. A. and Shelkovenko, T. A. and Cahill, A. D. and Gourdain, P.-A. and Greenly, J. B. and Kusse, B. R. and Hammer, D. A.},
abstractNote = {Individual wires in a z-pinch were replaced with twisted pair 'cables' of similar linear mass on the COBRA pulsed power generator, resulting in peak power and yield increases in radiation above 1 keV. A cable is defined here as two or more fine wires twisted together to form a continuous strand with a wavelength ({lambda}{sub t}) dependent on the twists per unit length. The magnitude of {lambda}{sub t} appears to play a strong role in these increases, with the largest gains found for a {lambda}{sub t} of Almost-Equal-To 0.75 mm.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4729409},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
issn = {0003-6951},
number = 24,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}