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Title: Effect of an Axial Wire on Conical Wire Array Z-Pinch Radiation

Adding a wire on the axis of wire arrays significantly affects the x-ray emission of the conical arrays, and much less that of the cylindrical ones. The radiation of the conical wire arrays increases with the thickness of the central wire, surpassing that of the equivalent cylindrical arrays. Significant energy is emitted early on, around the time of the conical shock formation, before the pinch stagnation.
Authors:
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  1. Nevada Terawatt Facility, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89506 (United States)
  2. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21255321
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1088; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 7. international conference on dense Z-pinches, Alexandria, VA (United States), 12-21 Aug 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3079710; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; EMISSION SPECTRA; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; PLASMA; WIRES; X-RAY SPECTRA