Interpretation of X-Ray Spectra from Neon Plasmas Produced by Gas Implosions.
SACHS/FREEMAN ASSOCIATES INC LANDOVER MD
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Spectroscopic measurements of imploded neon plasmas in the energy range 900-1600 eV provide estimates of the plasma thermodynamic properties. Plasma temperatures are found to be in the range 100-140eV. There is experimental evidence for electron densities of several times 10 to the 21st power cc. Temperature and density gradients are discussed especially for the case of plasmas generated without a fast risetime current driving the implosion, Plasma dynamic properties such as dimensions of the emitting volume for the observed ion radiation and ionic velocities are discussed, based on the spectral line widths. Keywords Neon implosions X ray spectroscopy Plasma parameters.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy