Pulse-Power Device as a Tool for High-Energy-Density Plasma Physics and its Applications
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High energy density plasmas driven by pulse power devices are of interest from the point view of their application to formations of extreme conditions. Dense plasmas are produced using pulse-power driven exploding wire discharges in water. Experimental results show that the plasma is tamped and stabilized by the surrounding water and it cylindrically evolves through a strongly coupled state. A shock-heated, high temperature plasma is produced in a compact pulse power device. Results show that extremely strong shock waves can be produced in the device. At low initial pressure condition, the shock Mach number reaches 250 that exceed well a criterion of radiative shock waves.
- IEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials
IEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials 127(1), 13-14, 2007-01-01
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan