Experimental Study of Variable Mass Liner for Soft X-Ray Generation
ALL-RUSSIA SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INST OF EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS NIZHNI NOVGOROD (US
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High power pulsed energy sources are required to produce large amount of X-rays. The leading role in creation of ultra-high power stationary machines belongs to the USDOE national laboratories. The machines like Pegasus, Saturn, PBFA-Z and others have been used for X-ray experiments. PBFA-Z can reach 11.4 MJ of the stored energy. Currently Atlas, storing 36 MJ is being constructed and Jupiter storing 120 MJ is being designed. VNIIEF has made much progress in creation of ultra-high power explosive magnetic generators EMG. While the hardware can be used only once, such systems allow experiments up to 200 MJ of the stored energy and up to 10expon 13 W of the power in the load 1. It is easier to perform studies of high complexity with a wide set of diagnostics on stationary machines. However, as the stored energy increases, the number of elements expended in each experiment becomes so large, that these advantages become less significant. Estimations show that the cost per shot on the stationary machine with the stored energy of 100 MJ is higher than the experiment with EMG.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics