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Title: High Magnetic field generation for laser-plasma experiments

Abstract

An electromagnetic solenoid was developed to study the effect of magnetic fields on electron thermal transport in laser plasmas. The solenoid, which is driven by a pulsed power system suppling 30 kJ, achieves magnetic fields of 13 T. The field strength was measured on the solenoid axis with a magnetic probe and optical Zeeman splitting. The measurements agree well with analytical estimates. A method for optimizing the solenoid design to achieve magnetic fields exceeding 20 T is presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
889448
Report Number(s):
UCRL-CONF-221183
TRN: US200619%%571
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at: High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, Williamsburg, VA, United States, May 07 - May 11, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 42 ENGINEERING; DESIGN; ELECTRONS; LASERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC PROBES; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; POWER SYSTEMS; SOLENOIDS; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Pollock, B B, Froula, D H, Davis, P F, Ross, J S, Fulkerson, S, Bower, J, Satariano, J, Price, D, and Glenzer, S H. High Magnetic field generation for laser-plasma experiments. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Pollock, B B, Froula, D H, Davis, P F, Ross, J S, Fulkerson, S, Bower, J, Satariano, J, Price, D, & Glenzer, S H. High Magnetic field generation for laser-plasma experiments. United States.
Pollock, B B, Froula, D H, Davis, P F, Ross, J S, Fulkerson, S, Bower, J, Satariano, J, Price, D, and Glenzer, S H. Mon . "High Magnetic field generation for laser-plasma experiments". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/889448.
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year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
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