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Title: Methods and results of studies of the radiation spectra of megampere Z-pinches at the angara-5-1 facility

Methods and results of studies of the radiation spectra of high-current Z-pinches with different elemental compositions are presented. To examine a wide spectral range (E{sub hν} = 30–3000 eV), two diagnostics tools were used—a transmission grating and a reflecting mica crystal. The radiation characteristics of the pinch are determined by its elemental composition. For currents of 2–3 MA and low-Z elements (aluminum), the hard end of the radiation spectrum is represented by spectral lines with clearly pronounced K lines, while for high-Z elements (tungsten), the spectrum lies in the softer photon energy range and is quasi-continuous. Two methods of spectrum processing were used to determine the plasma parameters. The parameters of aluminum plasma were traditionally determined from the intensity ratios of the K lines taking into account the plasma transparency for these lines. The spectra of tungsten plasma were compared with the results of computer simulations of pinch compression with allowance for both magnetohydrodynamic and plasma radiation processes. The applicability of these methods of spectral analysis is discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ; ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Federation)
  2. Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
  3. Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russian Federation)
  4. National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472446
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINIUM; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPRESSION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; EV RANGE; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; OPACITY; PLASMA; PLASMA SIMULATION; TUNGSTEN