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Title: New model of calculating the energy transfer efficiency for the spherical theta-pinch device

Ion-beam-plasma-interaction plays an important role in the field of warm dense matter and inertial confinement fusion. A spherical theta pinch is proposed to act as a plasma target in various applications including a plasma stripper cell. One key parameter for such applications is the free electron density. A linear dependency of this density to the amount of energy transferred into the plasma from an energy storage was found by Teske. Since the amount of stored energy is known, the energy transfer efficiency is a reliable parameter for the design of a spherical theta pinch device. As the main assumption of a constant reflected plasma resistance is contradictory by the measured data, the traditional two models of energy transfer efficiency will lead to wrong results. From measurements, the parasitic resistance is derived as constant. Based on this key parameter, a new model is proposed. Due to no assumption, the new model is considered as exact. Further, a comparison of these three different models is given at a fixed operation voltage for the full range of working gas pressures. Due to the inappropriate assumptions included in the traditional models, one owns a tendency to overestimate the energy transfer efficiency whereas the othermore » leads to an underestimation. Applying our new model to a wide spread set of operation voltages and gas pressures, an overall picture of the energy transfer efficiency results.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ; ;  [4] ; ;  [1] ;  [5] ;  [6]
  1. Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. (Germany)
  4. Plasma Physics Group, Institute of Applied Physics, Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  5. GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, D – 64291 Darmstadt (Germany)
  6. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Max-von-Laue-Strasse 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410320
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; BEAM STRIPPERS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRON DENSITY; ENERGY TRANSFER; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; INTERACTIONS; ION BEAMS; PLASMA; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; STORED ENERGY; THETA PINCH