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Title: Note: Experimental platform for magnetized high-energy-density plasma studies at the omega laser facility

Here, an upgrade of the pulsed magnetic field generator magneto-inertial fusion electrical discharge system [O. Gotchev et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 043504 (2009)] is described. The device is used to study magnetized high-energy-density plasma and is capable of producing a pulsed magnetic field of tens of tesla in a volume of a few cubic centimeters. The magnetic field is created by discharging a high-voltage capacitor through a small wire-wound coil. The coil current pulse has a duration of about 1 μs and a peak value of 40 kA. Compared to the original, the updated version has a larger energy storage and improved switching system. In addition, magnetic coils are fabricated using 3-D printing technology which allows for a greater variety of the magnetic field topology.
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
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Review of Scientific Instruments
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Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
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United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; coils; magnetic fields; capacitors; magnetized plasmas; connectors