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Title: Investigating radial wire array Z pinches as a compact x-ray source on the Saturn generator

Radial wire array z pinches, where wires are positioned radially outward from a central cathode to a concentric anode, can act as a compact bright x-ray source that could potentially be used to drive a hohlraum. Experiments were performed on the 7-MA Saturn generator using radial wire arrays. These experiments studied a number of potential risks in scaling radial wire arrays up from the 1-MA level, where they have been shown to be a promising compact X-ray source. Data indicates that at 7 MA, radial wire arrays can radiate ~9 TW with 10-ns full-width at half-maximum from a compact pinch.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [5]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom)
  3. Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom)
  5. Univ. of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2015-2161J
Journal ID: ISSN 0093-3813; 579395; TRN: US1600636
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0093-3813
Publisher:
IEEE
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1235349

Ampleford, David J., Bland, S. N., Jennings, Christopher A., Lebedev, S. V., Chittenden, J. P., Cuneo, Michael E., McBride, Ryan D., Jones, Brent Manley, Hall, G. N., Suzuki-Vidal, F., Serrano, Jason D., and Bott-Suzuki, S. C.. Investigating radial wire array Z pinches as a compact x-ray source on the Saturn generator. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1109/TPS.2015.2436339.
Ampleford, David J., Bland, S. N., Jennings, Christopher A., Lebedev, S. V., Chittenden, J. P., Cuneo, Michael E., McBride, Ryan D., Jones, Brent Manley, Hall, G. N., Suzuki-Vidal, F., Serrano, Jason D., & Bott-Suzuki, S. C.. Investigating radial wire array Z pinches as a compact x-ray source on the Saturn generator. United States. doi:10.1109/TPS.2015.2436339.
Ampleford, David J., Bland, S. N., Jennings, Christopher A., Lebedev, S. V., Chittenden, J. P., Cuneo, Michael E., McBride, Ryan D., Jones, Brent Manley, Hall, G. N., Suzuki-Vidal, F., Serrano, Jason D., and Bott-Suzuki, S. C.. 2015. "Investigating radial wire array Z pinches as a compact x-ray source on the Saturn generator". United States. doi:10.1109/TPS.2015.2436339. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1235349.
@article{osti_1235349,
title = {Investigating radial wire array Z pinches as a compact x-ray source on the Saturn generator},
author = {Ampleford, David J. and Bland, S. N. and Jennings, Christopher A. and Lebedev, S. V. and Chittenden, J. P. and Cuneo, Michael E. and McBride, Ryan D. and Jones, Brent Manley and Hall, G. N. and Suzuki-Vidal, F. and Serrano, Jason D. and Bott-Suzuki, S. C.},
abstractNote = {Radial wire array z pinches, where wires are positioned radially outward from a central cathode to a concentric anode, can act as a compact bright x-ray source that could potentially be used to drive a hohlraum. Experiments were performed on the 7-MA Saturn generator using radial wire arrays. These experiments studied a number of potential risks in scaling radial wire arrays up from the 1-MA level, where they have been shown to be a promising compact X-ray source. Data indicates that at 7 MA, radial wire arrays can radiate ~9 TW with 10-ns full-width at half-maximum from a compact pinch.},
doi = {10.1109/TPS.2015.2436339},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
number = 9,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}