Accession Number:

ADA639646

Title:

How Do Plasma Flow Switches Scale with Current? Issues in the 6 MA to 30 MA Regime

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1995-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Point mass calculations are used to model switched implosions on several pulsed power machines. The model includes a lumped circuit representation of the pulsed power source. A simple switching model is used to describe a standard plasma flow switch. Implosion kinetic energies are obtained at a convergence ratio of 20 to 1. Heuristic arguments are used to estimate the plasma temperature at pinch, the total x-ray output and the radiation pulse width. Switched models are presented for Pegasus II, Shiva Star, Procyon and Atlas.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE