Dynamics of Imploding Neon Gas Puff Plasmas. I.
Memorandum rept. Oct 84-Oct 85,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The implosion of a cylindrical neon puff-gas plasma on a low density central core is investigated using a 1D non-LTE radiation-hydrodynamic model. Radiation transports energy into the core plasma and produces heating deep within the puff-gas. The implosion very efficiently converts kinetic energy into soft x-rays about two-thirds of the initial plasma energy is radiated away. Comparison is made with a neon puff-gas implosion without a central core and with pure hydrodynamic calculations. For each case, detailed self-consistent emission spectra and energy partitioning are discussed. Author
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics