TITLE

Steady-state radiation ablation in the wire-array Z pinch

AUTHOR(S)
Yu, Edmund P.; Oliver, B. V.; Sinars, D. B.; Mehlhorn, T. A.; Cuneo, M. E.; Sasorov, P. V.; Haines, M. G.; Lebedev, S. V.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Feb2007, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p022504
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The mass ablation phase of a wire-array Z pinch is investigated using steady-state (r,θ) simulations. By identifying the dominant physical mechanisms governing the ablation process, a simple scaling relation is derived for the mass ablation rate m with drive current I, in the case where radiation is the primary energy transport mechanism to the wire core. In order to investigate the dependence of m on wire core size, a simplified analytical model is developed involving a wire core placed in a heat bath and ablating due to radiation. Results of the model, simulation, and experiment are compared.
ACCESSION #
24246100

 

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