Evidence for precursor plasma formation resulting from heterogeneous current channels in wire

Yadlowsky, E. J.; Moschella, J. J.; Hazelton, R. C.; Settersten, T. B.; Spanjers, G. G.; Deeney, C.; Failor, B. H.; LePell, P. D.; Davis, J.; Apruzese, J. P.; Whitney, K. G.; Thornhill, J. W.
May 1996
Physics of Plasmas;May96, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p1745
Academic Journal
Studies the initial current flow in single and double wire loads exploded by current generators using laser absorption and interferometric techniques. Heterogeneous current channel formation with a plasma corona surrounding a predominantly neutral core; Radiation spectra from wire array loads.


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