TITLE

The Imaging of Z-Pinches Using X-Pinch Backlighting

AUTHOR(S)
Douglass, J. D.; Greenly, J. B.; Hammer, D. A.; McBride, R. D.; Pikuz, S. A.; Shelkovenko, T. A.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2006, Vol. 808 Issue 1, p129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Imaging using X-pinch backlighters has been implemented on the COBRA accelerator at Cornell University to study the early stages of wire-array Z-pinches. Two of four return-current posts in the wire-array load region are replaced by X pinches so that two images of one wire in an eight-wire z-pinch are obtained from different angles and at different times. High resolution images have been obtained that show the evolution of wire structure and instabilities. X-pinch wire diameter and other parameters were varied in order to shift the timing of the X pinches relative to the start of the z-pinch current pulse. It was found that XPBL wire diameter (mass per unit length) has the strongest influence on radiation timing. © 2006 American Institute of Physics
ACCESSION #
19246710

 

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