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Title: Rotating plasma disks in dense Z-pinch experiments

We present data from the first z-pinch experiments aiming to simulate aspects of accretion disk physics in the laboratory. Using off axis ablation flows from a wire array z-pinch we demonstrate the formation of a hollow disk structure that rotates at 60 kms{sup −1} for 150 ns. By analysing the Thomson scattered spectrum we make estimates for the ion and electron temperatures as T{sub i} ∼ 60 eV and ZT{sub e} ∼ 150 to 200 eV.
Authors:
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  1. Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
  2. Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, UK and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
  3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester (United States)
  4. Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, University of Michigan (United States)
  5. Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Observatiore de Paris (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1639; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 9. International Conference on Dense Z Pinches, Napa, CA (United States), 3-7 Aug 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ABLATION; ACCRETION DISKS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; EV RANGE; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; PLASMA SIMULATION; ROTATING PLASMA; THOMSON SCATTERING