Current initiation in low-density foam z-pinch plasmas

Derzon, M. S.; Nash, T. J.; AIIshouse, G. c.; Antolak, A. J.; Deeney, C.; Hurst, M.; McGurn, J. S.; Muron, D. J.; Seaman, J. F.; MacFarlane, J.; emiris, T.; Hrubesh, L.; Lewis, H.; Ryutov, D.; Barber, T.; Gilliland, T.; Jobe, D.; Lazier, S.
January 1997
Review of Scientific Instruments;Jan1997, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p848
Academic Journal
Discusses results of tests of low density agar and aerogel foams as z-pinch loads on the Saturn accelerator to study current flow initiation. Targets and the matrix of shots; Emission features; Factors contributing to good coupling to the machine.


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