Coupling of Imploding-Plasma Loads to High-Power Generators.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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A simple analytic model for the implosion of annular plasma loads driven by high-power pulse line generators is presented. Tabulations of imploded-plasma parameters as a function of dimensionless variables characterizing the generator and load are presented and can be used to characterize the efficiency of energy transfer between generator and load and the final plasma state. These results are used to compare optimal load configurations for the three pulse-duration options of the Proto II accelerator. Author
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics