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Title: Wire-number effects on high-power annular z-pinches and some characteristics at high wire number

Abstract

Characteristics of annular wire-array z-pinches as a function of wire number and at high wire number are reviewed. The data, taken primarily using aluminum wires on Saturn are comprehensive. The experiments have provided important insights into the features of wire-array dynamics critical for high x-ray power generation, and have initiated a renaissance in z-pinches when high numbers of wires are used. In this regime, for example, radiation environments characteristic of those encountered during the early pulses required for indirect-drive ICF ignition on the NIF have been produced in hohlraums driven by x-rays from a z-pinch, and are commented on here.

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:
755618
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-1306J
TRN: US0003777
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Lasers and Particle Beams
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Lasers and Particle Beams; PBD: 23 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LONGITUDINAL PINCH; INDIRECT DRIVE ICF; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; X RADIATION; WIRES

Citation Formats

SANFORD,THOMAS W. L. Wire-number effects on high-power annular z-pinches and some characteristics at high wire number. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
SANFORD,THOMAS W. L. Wire-number effects on high-power annular z-pinches and some characteristics at high wire number. United States.
SANFORD,THOMAS W. L. Tue . "Wire-number effects on high-power annular z-pinches and some characteristics at high wire number". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755618.
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abstractNote = {Characteristics of annular wire-array z-pinches as a function of wire number and at high wire number are reviewed. The data, taken primarily using aluminum wires on Saturn are comprehensive. The experiments have provided important insights into the features of wire-array dynamics critical for high x-ray power generation, and have initiated a renaissance in z-pinches when high numbers of wires are used. In this regime, for example, radiation environments characteristic of those encountered during the early pulses required for indirect-drive ICF ignition on the NIF have been produced in hohlraums driven by x-rays from a z-pinch, and are commented on here.},
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journal = {Lasers and Particle Beams},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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