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Liner-converter experiment on AMBIORIX

Abstract

A new way to transform a quite large part of magnetic energy stored in a Z-pinch plasma into X-rays was first proposed by Rudakov: using an axial magnetic field B{sub z}, a large part of the energy is expected to be transferred by axial electron conductivity to a converter which is placed perpendicularly to the axis of the plasma in order to produce a bright soft X-ray source. In this paper, experimental results obtained on the `AMBIORIX` generator are presented. A hollow cylindrical liner of helium was driven by a current reaching 2 MA in 50 ns. The implosion was studied with and without axial magnetic field, a steady regime of implosion is observed using B{sub z} = 0.3 T. The plasma parameters and the heating of an aluminium converter were measured using various diagnostics. The experimental data were analyzed in detail and compared with the results of numerical simulation. (author). 2 tabs., 2 figs., 5 refs.
Authors:
Gasque, A M; Grua, P; Romary, P [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique, Centre d`Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques d`Aquitaine, Le Barp (France); and others
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-CZ-0002; CONF-960610-
Reference Number:
SCA: 700411; PA: AIX-28:056108; EDB-97:114636; SN: 97001835087
Resource Relation:
Conference: BEAMS `96: 11. international conference on high-power particle beams, Prague (Czech Republic), 10-14 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Beams `96. Proceedings of the 11th international conference on high power particle beams. Vol. I; Jungwirth, K.; Ullschmied, J. [eds.]; PB: [684] p.
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; X-RAY SOURCES; LINERS; IMPLOSIONS; ENERGY CONVERSION; HOT PLASMA; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LONGITUDINAL PINCH; MAGNETIC COMPRESSION; TERAWATT POWER RANGE
OSTI ID:
511300
Research Organizations:
Ceskoslovenska Akademie Ved, Prague (Czech Republic). Ustav Fyziky Plazmatu
Country of Origin:
Czech Republic
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97637662; ISBN 80-902250-3-9; TRN: CZ9726771056108
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97637662
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 550-553
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Gasque, A M, Grua, P, and Romary, P. Liner-converter experiment on AMBIORIX. Czech Republic: N. p., 1996. Web.
Gasque, A M, Grua, P, & Romary, P. Liner-converter experiment on AMBIORIX. Czech Republic.
Gasque, A M, Grua, P, and Romary, P. 1996. "Liner-converter experiment on AMBIORIX." Czech Republic.
@misc{etde_511300,
title = {Liner-converter experiment on AMBIORIX}
author = {Gasque, A M, Grua, P, and Romary, P}
abstractNote = {A new way to transform a quite large part of magnetic energy stored in a Z-pinch plasma into X-rays was first proposed by Rudakov: using an axial magnetic field B{sub z}, a large part of the energy is expected to be transferred by axial electron conductivity to a converter which is placed perpendicularly to the axis of the plasma in order to produce a bright soft X-ray source. In this paper, experimental results obtained on the `AMBIORIX` generator are presented. A hollow cylindrical liner of helium was driven by a current reaching 2 MA in 50 ns. The implosion was studied with and without axial magnetic field, a steady regime of implosion is observed using B{sub z} = 0.3 T. The plasma parameters and the heating of an aluminium converter were measured using various diagnostics. The experimental data were analyzed in detail and compared with the results of numerical simulation. (author). 2 tabs., 2 figs., 5 refs.}
place = {Czech Republic}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}