Accession Number:

ADA156916

Title:

Dynamics of Imploding Neon Gas Puff Plasmas. I.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. Oct 84-Oct 85,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE