Accession Number:

ADA639090

Title:

The Magnetically Driven Imploding Liner Parameter Space of the Atlas Capacitor Bank

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Atlas capacitor bank 23 MJ, 30 MA, 240 kV is now operational at Los Alamos. Atlas was designed to magnetically drive imploding liners for use as impactors in shock and hydrodynamic experiments. We have conducted a computational mapping of the high-performance imploding liner parameter space accessible with Atlas. The effect of charge voltage, transmission inductance, liner thickness, liner initial radius, and liner length, as well as other parameters, has been investigated. Our study shows that Atlas is ideally suited to be a liner driver for liner-on-plasma experiments in a Magnetized Target Fusion MTF context.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE