TITLE

Dynamics of thin exploded-wire plasma with a cold dense core

AUTHOR(S)
Ivanenkov, G. V.; Mingaleev, A. R.; Pikuz, S. A.; Romanova, V. M.; Shelkovenko, T. A.; Stepniewski, W.; Hammer, D. A.
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Physics;Oct98, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p663
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ideas are put forward regarding the possibility of a cold dense core, surrounded by a plasma corona, forming near the axis at the initial stage of a nanosecond electric explosion of metal wires, and the influence of such a radial structure on the plasma compression dynamics is discussed. Experimental evidence supporting these suppositions is presented. It includes both indirect confirmations, based on optical and x-ray diagnostics data, and direct observations of the core by new means of x-ray probing employing an X pinch as a source of radiation.
ACCESSION #
7320326

 

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