Accession Number:

ADA210600

Title:

The Dense Z-Pinch as a Plasma Radiation Source. 1. Quasi-Static Bennett Model

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1989-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The radiative yield from a slowly rising current, pulsed power driven, frozen deuterium z pinch is investigated. This novel approach differs from the conventional z pinch plasma radiation source which is driven by a rapid current rise leading to a fast implosion. The slow pinch is modeled as an adiabatic contraction subject to Bennet pressure equilibrium and driven by a constant generator voltage of 500 kV. Electron degeneracy effects are included in the pressure, but, the resistivity is taken as purely classical. The Bremsstrahlung radiation spectrum evolves from thin to nearly thick during the collapse phase. The present simple model predicts results that suggest that such plasmas may be useful as a Plasma Radiation Source.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE