Energy Transfer and X-Ray Radiation Characteristics of a Gas-Puff Z-Pinch
The characteristics of energy transfer and X-ray radiation from an Ar gas-puff z-pinch plasma have been investigated in the z-pinch discharge region. The input energy reached approximately 10% of the bank energy at maximum. The input energy had a little more than square dependence for the pinch current. The average energy distributed to each particle had a decreasing tendency with delay time. The electron temperature of hot spots was around 1 keV, and it increased slightly with delay time. The increase in the spectral intensity of He-like resonance line showed strong compression for large delay times. The hot spots are small in volume, but large amounts of energy are concentrated on them due to the local compression of the pinch column.
- Japanese journal of applied physics. Pt. 1, Regular papers & short notes
Japanese journal of applied physics. Pt. 1, Regular papers & short notes 43(9A), 6376-6380, 2004-09-15
Published by the Japan Society of Applied Physics through the Institute of Pure and Applied Physics