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Deuterated fibre Z-pinch on the S-300 generator

Klir, D and Kravarik, J and Kubes, P and Bakshaev, Yu L and Blinov, P I and Chernenko, A S and Danko, S A and Korolev, V D and Ustroev, G I and Ivanov, M I and Hongchun, Cai (2006) Deuterated fibre Z-pinch on the S-300 generator. Physica Scripta, T123 . pp. 116-119.

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Dense Z-pinch experiments were carried out on the S-300 generator (3.5 MA, 100 ns, 0.15 O) at the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow. The experiments were performed at a peak current of 2 MA with a rise time of about 100 ns. The Z-pinch was formed from a deuterated polyethylene fibre of 100 mm diameter and 1 cm length. The optical emission began early in the discharge and the coronal plasma expanded with a radial velocity of about 2x106 cm s[?]1. The optical and XUV emission continued for several hundreds of nanoseconds. The peak power of sub-keV radiation reached 30 GW near the maximum current. The total emitted energy exceeded 5 kJ. The neutron yield from the D-D reaction reached 2x107 per shot. The mean energy of neutrons obtained from time-of-flight analysis in the axial (downstream) direction was near 2.45 MeV.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5413
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:06 Feb 2010 11:11
Last Modified:06 Feb 2010 11:53

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