Accession Number:

AD0759826

Title:

Generation of High-Energy Plasmas by Electromagnetic Implosion.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept., Jan 72-Jan 73,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Multimegajoule, high-temperature, high-Z plasmas are of interest as high-intensity radiation sources for use in a number of applications. The paper describes a possible method of generating such plasmas by means of the j X B driven implosion of thin metallic-foil cylinders. Basic analytical guidelines are developed and the results of numerical computations are displayed. Experimental problems associated with the creation of high-energy plasmas by this technique are discussed with some initial experimental results presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE