System requirements for the Los Alamos foil-implosion project [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1983.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 22 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The goal of the Los Alamos imploding foil project is the development of an intense source of soft x rays and hot plasma produced from the thermalization of 1 to 10 MJ of plasma kinetic energy. The source will be used for material studies and fusion experiments. Specifically, thin, current-carrying cylindrical metallic plasmas are imploded via their self-magnetic forces. Features of this project are the use of high-explosive-driven flux-compression generators as the prime power source to achieve very high energies and fast opening switches to shorten the electrical pulses. To reach a load kinetic energy of 10 MJ, it is expected that the foil-plasma must carry about 50 MA of current and must implode in less than 1/2 ..mu..sec. This imposes the requirements that switch opening times must be less than 1/2 ..mu..sec and the transmission line must withstand voltages of about 1 MV. The system being pursued at Los Alamos is described, and model calculations are presented.
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3. international conference on magagauss magnetic field generation and related topics, Novosibirsk, USSR, 13 Jun 1983.
Bowers, R.; Greene, A.; Brownell, J.; Weiss, D.; Lindemuth, I.; Nickel, G.; Oliphant, T.
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