Wire Explosion with 0–1kA per Wire

Kusse, Bruce R.; Hu, Min; Chandler, Katherine M.; Hammer, David A.
December 2002
AIP Conference Proceedings;2002, Vol. 651 Issue 1, p221
Academic Journal
Explosions of fine wires driven by a 4.5kA peak current peak were studied. The formation of a plasma shell around the wire core was observed. Mass density distributions as a function of time were measured, which provided more quantitative information about wire expansion. Combining these measurements with refractive index measurements from interferometry the phase state of the wire core was determined.


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