Study of Vortex Annihilation and Neutron Production.
Final scientific rept. 1 Oct 71-30 Sep 72,
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J
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Highly-localized x-ray sources in the plasma focus are shown to be the central channels of toroidal vortices. The decay of the magnetic fields of these toroidal vortices generates electric fields which accelerate the electrons and deuterons to produce x-rays and neutrons. Estimated electron densities in the channel are 10 to the power of 20cc and magnetic fields up to 100 megagauss are believed to exist there. A viable model for neutron and x-ray production in the pinch effect has now at last come forward. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics