Accession Number:

AD0747057

Title:

Tapered Coaxial Plasma Gun Electrodes.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Jan-30 Jun 71,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The effect of using tapered electrodes with a coaxial plasma gun is studied numerically with a computer. For low-impedance capacitor banks, a 30 percent or larger increase in linear current density before the collapse into a pinch is predicted. The neutron yield should be proportional to the fourth power of the linear current density before collapse. Thus, a factor of three or more in neutron production is predicted without increasing the stored energy of a given capacitor bank. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Particle Accelerators
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE