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Title: Note: Infrared laser diagnostics for deuterium gas puff Z pinches

Deuterium gas puff Z pinches have been used for generation of strong neutron fluxes on the MA class pulse power machines. Due to the low electron density of deuterium Z-pinch plasma, regular laser diagnostics in the visible range cannot be used for observation and study of the pinch. Laser probing at the wavelength of 1064 nm was used for visualization of deuterium plasma. Finally, infrared schlieren and interferometry diagnostics showed the deuterium gas puff plasma dynamics, instabilities, and allowed for the reconstruction of the profile of the plasma density.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0016500; NA0002075; AC52-06NA25946
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1474395
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1372413

Ivanov, V. V., McKee, E. S., Hammel, B. D., Darling, T. W., Swanson, K. J., and Covington, A. M.. Note: Infrared laser diagnostics for deuterium gas puff Z pinches. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4995416.
Ivanov, V. V., McKee, E. S., Hammel, B. D., Darling, T. W., Swanson, K. J., & Covington, A. M.. Note: Infrared laser diagnostics for deuterium gas puff Z pinches. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4995416.
Ivanov, V. V., McKee, E. S., Hammel, B. D., Darling, T. W., Swanson, K. J., and Covington, A. M.. 2017. "Note: Infrared laser diagnostics for deuterium gas puff Z pinches". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4995416. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1474395.
@article{osti_1474395,
title = {Note: Infrared laser diagnostics for deuterium gas puff Z pinches},
author = {Ivanov, V. V. and McKee, E. S. and Hammel, B. D. and Darling, T. W. and Swanson, K. J. and Covington, A. M.},
abstractNote = {Deuterium gas puff Z pinches have been used for generation of strong neutron fluxes on the MA class pulse power machines. Due to the low electron density of deuterium Z-pinch plasma, regular laser diagnostics in the visible range cannot be used for observation and study of the pinch. Laser probing at the wavelength of 1064 nm was used for visualization of deuterium plasma. Finally, infrared schlieren and interferometry diagnostics showed the deuterium gas puff plasma dynamics, instabilities, and allowed for the reconstruction of the profile of the plasma density.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4995416},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 7,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}