skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Titanium K-Shell X-Ray Production from High Velocity Wire Arrays Implosions on the 20-MA Z Accelerator

Abstract

The advent of the 20-MA Z accelerator [R.B. Spielman, C. Deeney, G.A. Chandler, et al., Phys. Plasmas 5, 2105, (1997)] has enabled implosions of large diameter, high-wire-number arrays of titanium to begin testing Z-pinch K-shell scaling theories. The 2-cm long titanium arrays, which were mounted on a 40-mm diameter, produced between 75{+-}15 to 125{+-}20 kJ of K-shell x-rays. Mass scans indicate that, as predicted, higher velocity implosions in the series produced higher x-ray yields. Spectroscopic analyses indicate that these high velocity implosions achieved peak electron temperatures from 2.7{+-}0.1 to 3.2{+-}0.2 keV and obtained a K-shell emission mass participation of up to 12%.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
3226
Report Number(s):
SAND99-0217J
TRN: US0101395
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Physics of Plasmas; PBD: 27 Jan 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; IMPLOSIONS; K SHELL; TITANIUM; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

Apruzese, J.P., Beg, F.N., Clark, R.C., Coverdale, C.A., Davis, J., Deeney, C., Douglas, M.R., Nash, T.J., Ruiz-Comacho, J., Spielman, R.B., Struve, K.W., Thornhill, J.W., and Whitney, K.G. Titanium K-Shell X-Ray Production from High Velocity Wire Arrays Implosions on the 20-MA Z Accelerator. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Apruzese, J.P., Beg, F.N., Clark, R.C., Coverdale, C.A., Davis, J., Deeney, C., Douglas, M.R., Nash, T.J., Ruiz-Comacho, J., Spielman, R.B., Struve, K.W., Thornhill, J.W., & Whitney, K.G. Titanium K-Shell X-Ray Production from High Velocity Wire Arrays Implosions on the 20-MA Z Accelerator. United States.
Apruzese, J.P., Beg, F.N., Clark, R.C., Coverdale, C.A., Davis, J., Deeney, C., Douglas, M.R., Nash, T.J., Ruiz-Comacho, J., Spielman, R.B., Struve, K.W., Thornhill, J.W., and Whitney, K.G. Wed . "Titanium K-Shell X-Ray Production from High Velocity Wire Arrays Implosions on the 20-MA Z Accelerator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/3226.
@article{osti_3226,
title = {Titanium K-Shell X-Ray Production from High Velocity Wire Arrays Implosions on the 20-MA Z Accelerator},
author = {Apruzese, J.P. and Beg, F.N. and Clark, R.C. and Coverdale, C.A. and Davis, J. and Deeney, C. and Douglas, M.R. and Nash, T.J. and Ruiz-Comacho, J. and Spielman, R.B. and Struve, K.W. and Thornhill, J.W. and Whitney, K.G.},
abstractNote = {The advent of the 20-MA Z accelerator [R.B. Spielman, C. Deeney, G.A. Chandler, et al., Phys. Plasmas 5, 2105, (1997)] has enabled implosions of large diameter, high-wire-number arrays of titanium to begin testing Z-pinch K-shell scaling theories. The 2-cm long titanium arrays, which were mounted on a 40-mm diameter, produced between 75{+-}15 to 125{+-}20 kJ of K-shell x-rays. Mass scans indicate that, as predicted, higher velocity implosions in the series produced higher x-ray yields. Spectroscopic analyses indicate that these high velocity implosions achieved peak electron temperatures from 2.7{+-}0.1 to 3.2{+-}0.2 keV and obtained a K-shell emission mass participation of up to 12%.},
doi = {},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}