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Title: Simulations of Ar gas-puff Z-pinch radiation sources with double shells and central jets on the Z generator

Radiation-magnetohydrodynamic simulations using the non-LTE Mach2-TCRE code in (r,z) geometry are performed for two pairs of recent Ar gas-puff Z-pinch experiments on the refurbished Z generator with an 8 cm diameter nozzle. One pair of shots had an outer-to-inner shell mass ratio of 1:1.6 and a second pair had a ratio of 1:1.
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  1. Berkeley Research Assoc., Beltsville, MD (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Naval Research Lab., Washington, D.C. (United States)
  4. Consultant to the NRL through Engility Corp., Chantilly, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X; 640486; TRN: US1700095
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; nozzle jets; fluid jets; Z pinch; Rayleigh Taylor instabilities; electric measurements