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Title: Atlas Pulsed Power System: a Driver for Multi-Megagauss Fields

Abstract

Atlas is a pulsed power machine designed for hydrodynamic experiments for the Los Alamos High Energy Density Physics Experimental program. It is presently under construction and should be operational in late 2000. Atlas will store 23 MJ at an erected voltage of 240 kV. This will produce a current of 30 MA into a static load and as much as 32 MA into a dynamic load. The current pulse will have a rise time of {approximately}5{micro}s and will produce a magnetic field driving the impactor liner of several hundred Tesla at the target radius of one to two centimeters. The collision can produce shock pressures of {approximately}15 megabars. Design of the pulsed power system will be presented along with data obtained from the Atlas prototype Marx module.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
759338
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-98-4527
TRN: US0004337
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, Tallahassee, FL (US), 10/18/1998--10/23/1998; Other Information: PBD: 18 Oct 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; HYDRODYNAMICS; TEST FACILITIES; DESIGN; LANL; MARX GENERATORS; CAPACITIVE ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Citation Formats

Cochrane, J.C., Bartsch, R.R., Bennett, G.A., Bowman, D.W., Davis, H.A., Ekdahl, C.A., Gribble, R.F., Kimerly, H.J., Nielsen, K.E., Parsons, W.M., Paul, J.D., Scudder, D.W., Trainor, R.J., Thompson, M.C., and Watt, R.G. Atlas Pulsed Power System: a Driver for Multi-Megagauss Fields. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Cochrane, J.C., Bartsch, R.R., Bennett, G.A., Bowman, D.W., Davis, H.A., Ekdahl, C.A., Gribble, R.F., Kimerly, H.J., Nielsen, K.E., Parsons, W.M., Paul, J.D., Scudder, D.W., Trainor, R.J., Thompson, M.C., & Watt, R.G. Atlas Pulsed Power System: a Driver for Multi-Megagauss Fields. United States.
Cochrane, J.C., Bartsch, R.R., Bennett, G.A., Bowman, D.W., Davis, H.A., Ekdahl, C.A., Gribble, R.F., Kimerly, H.J., Nielsen, K.E., Parsons, W.M., Paul, J.D., Scudder, D.W., Trainor, R.J., Thompson, M.C., and Watt, R.G. Sun . "Atlas Pulsed Power System: a Driver for Multi-Megagauss Fields". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/759338.
@article{osti_759338,
title = {Atlas Pulsed Power System: a Driver for Multi-Megagauss Fields},
author = {Cochrane, J.C. and Bartsch, R.R. and Bennett, G.A. and Bowman, D.W. and Davis, H.A. and Ekdahl, C.A. and Gribble, R.F. and Kimerly, H.J. and Nielsen, K.E. and Parsons, W.M. and Paul, J.D. and Scudder, D.W. and Trainor, R.J. and Thompson, M.C. and Watt, R.G.},
abstractNote = {Atlas is a pulsed power machine designed for hydrodynamic experiments for the Los Alamos High Energy Density Physics Experimental program. It is presently under construction and should be operational in late 2000. Atlas will store 23 MJ at an erected voltage of 240 kV. This will produce a current of 30 MA into a static load and as much as 32 MA into a dynamic load. The current pulse will have a rise time of {approximately}5{micro}s and will produce a magnetic field driving the impactor liner of several hundred Tesla at the target radius of one to two centimeters. The collision can produce shock pressures of {approximately}15 megabars. Design of the pulsed power system will be presented along with data obtained from the Atlas prototype Marx module.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {10}
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